Global Toronto News at Noon Gets the Axe

TVI just got the email below form Horonymous.

Hi Mike.

Looks like Global Toronto will be canceling their noon news show. No idea how this will impact staffing levels.

Take Care

Advertisers drive media and in tough economic times advertisers typically show restraint. I feel for members of the Global News staff who may lose their jobs, but I don't think I've ever seen a minute of this program.

Will Global stations eventually become E! television stations?

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Toronto Mike

It just hit the news.

Global TV in Toronto is eliminating its noon-hour television newscasts, with a loss of close to 40 jobs.

Canwest Global Communications Corp. spokesman John Douglas confirmed the cuts on Tuesday.

Canwest decided to eliminate the morning newscasts in November and then reviewed all of Global Toronto's operations, Douglas said.

In the course of that review, the company decided to cancel the noon newscast as well, he said.

He wouldn't give the exact number of layoffs, but said fewer than 40 employees would be affected.

Canwest Global announced in November it would cut five per cent of its workforce, about 560 jobs.

That included 210 jobs cut from Global and its other television operations. Cut were also to be made in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

Both newspaper and television revenues have been hurt by slumping advertising revenue and a continued poor economic outlook.

For the three months ended Nov. 30, 2008, Canwest Global reported that revenues increased two per cent to $886 million but the company suffered a net loss of $33 million.

January 20, 2009 @ 5:01 PM


Ouch 40 jobs. Poor folks.

January 20, 2009 @ 5:02 PM


If there are increasingly more jobless now with severance or EI, local University students waiting out a strike, and fairly good odds for an upcoming elementary school strike... then why cut their daytime news now?
Isn't this when they should be trying to build the audience base?

January 21, 2009 @ 10:38 AM


A lot of companies are using the "recession" as an excuse to axe some jobs....I don't recall where we stopped watching TV or going to movies...

January 22, 2009 @ 8:53 AM


A lot of companies are using the "recession" as an excuse to axe some jobs....I don't recall where we stopped watching TV or going to movies...

January 22, 2009 @ 8:54 AM


A lot of companies are using the "recession" as an excuse to axe some jobs....I don't recall where we stopped watching TV or going to movies...

January 22, 2009 @ 8:55 AM


I watched the global noon news almost every day and preferred it over other stations. I will miss it and will hope that it returns.

February 11, 2009 @ 11:52 AM

Tony Vario

I would like to address my total disappointment with the gouging of the public with regards to City Street parking.

City council cannot get it through their heads that gouging the public is not a meaningful way towards the generation of revenue - I travel three to four times a week to the downtown core and I am disgusted by the rates I have to pay. Street Parking just east of Bond Street on Shuter ranges from $3 to $4 per every hour which I religiously pay every single time, and I OVER PAY out of fear that I will be ticketed with a hefty fine should my little parking tag expire. My question to the Mayor of Toronto is the following " what shall I do with the unexpired portion of the parking tag if there is over half an hour left on it ? Is the City of Toronto willing to reimburse me? or are they just in it for the money?

I am also mystified that the City is prying onto unsuspecting motorists and gouging them for every cent they have. two years ago, I was asked a question at Princess Margaret Hospital where my daughter was undergoing Chemotherapy - they asked me if I had any ill feelings about Princess Margaret Hospital. My reply was completely truthful and that there was absolutely no ill feelings about Princess margaret Hospital - everyone from the administration staff to the doctors to the people that clean the floors are all wonderful. Her next question to me was "what improvements are necessary" my answer was "PARKING and the expense of PARKING" My belief is that anyone who is ill or is undergoing some kind of treatment at the hospital is a matter of life and death, and many of the patients come twice a week for treatment and they do not work and they have to pay $4 an hour (which they cannot afford) on the street with a three hour maximum and risk getting a ticket or being towed. The parking garages charge apron $20 for the day - wow - we are not human - we gouge even the sick!!!!! Why can the city and the parking garages be more compassionate. People who are ill do not go to Princess Margaret to socialize.

There should be some form of "parking privilege for those who are in need of treatment. this should not apply to the Visitors of patients. In June of 2011 while my daughter was undergoing treatment - I personally paid for a patient's parking - i feel that at times I am very fortunate to have my own health and that there are many others who are least fortunate with a huge burden on their shoulders - The City for some reason does not see it

Let us have some kind of a heart

Tony Vario

August 27, 2013 @ 4:50 PM

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