Cable & Telecom

Bell cuts staff in Hamilton and Kingston

MONTREAL – Bell Canada eliminated a total of 471 positions last week as part of its ongoing, and previously announced, downsizing.In Kingston, the company is closing one of its 310-BELL call centres, throwing 256 people out of work and in Hamilton, it's shuttering a credit services office. Call centres in Ottawa, Mississauga, Scarborough, London and Hamilton will pick up the call volume from the closing Kingston centre. The company will continue to employ 70 people in Kingston and will still have a 650-employee operation in Hamilton. "These decisions are never easy," said Bell spokesman Paolo Pasquolini. "Our severance policies will be...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.