Radio & Television

Tele-Quebec cutting a third of staff

QUEBEC - For the second time in 10 years, Quebec’s public cultural and educational network, Tele-Quebec, is being put through the re-organization grinder, this time cutting about one-third of its permanent staff and further reducing in-house production. The overhaul, approved by Communications and Culture Minister Line Beauchamp, is expected to free up $8 million annually, which will be re-invested into programming, produced more and more by the private sector. This year’s budget is $57 million. “We undertook this process of modernization in order to have fewer structures and more Quebec programming,” said Beauchamp. “It’s not Télé-Québec’s mandate to provide a...