St. Hubert’s BBQ: CBC to cut 657 relatives, will no longer compete for professional sports rights

Funding shortfalls and revenue losses have forced CBC/Radio-Canada to cut $130 million from its budget this year, a move that will eliminate 657 jobs over the next two years and take the network out of competing for the rights to broadcast professional sports, the public broadcaster says.

“Very tough and controversial choices needed to be made and were made,” CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix said at a townhall meeting with staff Thursday.