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LAYOFFS AT CANADIAN PRESS AND GLOBAL NEWS

The Canadian Association of Journalists is disappointed to learn about another round of layoffs at two national news agencies.

Today we learned the Canadian Press has cut six reporting jobs and the CAJ is also hearing more journalists from Global News have been let go. 

"Unfortunately these announcements continue to mark a worrying trend," says Karyn Pugliese, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists. "Canada's national news organizations cannot cut jobs in key regions and expect to cover the country."

"Reporting will suffer. Stories will be missed. And the citizens and the state of our democracy will be worse off."

While the CAJ is closely watching for developments related to the recently announced federal measures to support journalism in Canada, the CAJ generally supports the government's direction. The proposed tax credits and the move to offer charitable status to non-profit newsrooms appear to be positive steps.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 700 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

For further information:

Karyn Pugliese, CAJ president 

Cell: 204-995-1071

Email: karyn@caj.ca

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