CanWest to Outsource Ad Production

By: E&P Staff Facing $4 billion in debt and negotiating with creditors, Canwest Global Communications Corp. informed employees last week that it will outsource some ad-production now performed in Calgary and Regina to Affinity Express, Elgin, Ill., which has facilities in Pune, India, and Manilla, the Philippines.

The number of jobs the move will eliminate at the Winnipeg-based group is not yet known.

A Canwest spokeswoman said the cost-cutting measure was taken in response to the industry's and the overall economy's downturn. The move follows similar outsourcing earlier this year at Canwest's Ottawa Citizen, as well as at numerous U.S. newspapers in recent years.


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