CBC bureaucracy is shrinking by George C.B. Smith

Mar 8, 2007

Source : National Post

Re: Bureaucracy fails to shrink, March 6.

While Statistics Canada has attributed an increase in federal employees to a category that happens to include CBC/ Radio-Canada, our records actually show the number of people we employ has declined steadily over the years.

In 1995, CBC/Radio-Canada had 9,015 permanent and 1,648 contract employees. As of January of this year, there were 7,387 permanent and 970 contract employees. We are very conscious of our staff size, and while the number of CBC/ Radio-Canada employees has decreased, the services we offer the Canadian public have grown.

George C.B. Smith, senior vice-president, human resources and organization, CBC/Radio-Canada, Ottawa.

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