Joe Tilley, Lance Brown laid off at CTV says broadcast union

A news release from Unifor, the union which represents on-air and broadcasting technicians at 17 local CTV stations, says that CTV Toronto sports reporting figures Joe Tilley and Lance Brown are among those laid off in a series of job cuts. Unifor says that as many as 50 jobs have been cut at 15 television stations across Canada. So far as is known, Bell Media has not yet announced or commented on this. The South Bayview Bulldog requested confirmation Thursday but has not had an answer. Others laid off according to Unifor are Ottawa CTV 2 hosts Melissa Lamb and Lianne Laing and BNN host Michael Kane. The union is critical of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission for granting Bell a five-year licence renewal in May of 2017 without requiring conditions related to what it calls “local presence.”  CTV News Toronto Sports said to be close to end of road

  5 comments for “Joe Tilley, Lance Brown laid off at CTV says broadcast union

  1. December 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Really? I will be switching channels since you are getting rid of all the reasons I watch CTV. First Canada AM and all those who made it so and now the rest! BOOOOO!!!

  2. Nancy Rogers
    November 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Big business doesn’t care about quality anymore!

  3. Mary Bade
    November 23, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I am so heartbroken . Sad . Disappointed. Devastated.

  4. Cindy McVeigh
    November 23, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    What is wrong with the excutives of CTV KEN SHAW is older and would benefit from retirement lance brown, joe Tilley are younger,fun, knowledgeable and do charity work and I enjoy them and I do not like sports.

    I bet the decision makers will have a nice bonus this year?…..

  5. Sharon Telchak
    November 23, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Is CTV out of it’s mind – Lance Brown and Joe Tilley! I am dumbfounded!!
    I just heard Lance announce he is going to retire in Dec. I’m sorry, but CTV sports in Toronto will not be the same. I felt bad when Suneel Joshi left as well, but Lance and Joe totally blows my mind.

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