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Buyouts offered at PNG

Buyouts offered at PNG

Today letters went out to employees at the Victoria Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun and The Province announcing buyouts. Over the past week Postmedia has been cutting jobs at its newspapers across Canada. Positions have been chopped at the Calgary Herald and Edmonton...
Buyouts offered at PNG

Questions for Canwest buyers

Here’s wishing at least one business reporter would ask some questions about the deal to buy Canwest newspapers, rather than simply repeating what’s in company press releases. On Wednesday, less than 24 hours before creditors were supposed to get together to approve a...

Too much debt, again

The sale of Canwest’s newspapers, approved in principle last week by a bankruptcy judge in Toronto, to an ad hoc committee of bondholders, mostly based in the USA, does little to reassure 1,700 members of Canada’s largest media union who work for the...

Time to fix CCAA system

Screw the workers and look after ourselves! This seems to be the motto that Canwest senior managers live by, as judged by their actions in the current Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings. Not content with the original $3.4 million worth of...

Let's hope new owner gets journalism

So now that we have some idea of who is interested in buying Canwest’s newspapers which one of the bidders should we, the employees, be cheering for? According to news reports “about” six companies or consortiums have submitted expressions of interest in the first...

Canwest soap opera

The restructuring process, including finding a buyer(s), for Canwest newspapers gets more curious with every filing of new material to the court-appointed monitor’s website. So far this week, a reading of the new documents reveals a nasty power struggle between...

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