The downsizing has begun!!

CBC won’t renew contracts with Don Murray, Patrick Brown
The CBC says it is not renewing the contracts of reporters Don Murray in London and Patrick Brown in Beijing.
Jeff Keay, spokesman for the public broadcaster, says “economic reasons” were behind the decision, but would not elaborate further.
The veteran newsmen had been working under part-time contracts since 2006.
Keay says their contracts are to expire next month and that the CBC is interested in establishing “an ongoing freelance relationship” with Murray and Brown.
He added that the affected bureaus would otherwise remain fully staffed.
They include reporters Michel Cormier in Beijing, Anthony Germain in Shanghai, and Ann McMillan and Adrienne Arsenault in London.
“The relationship remains to be defined, I think,” Keay said Thursday of the CBC’s relationship with Murray and Brown.
“We hope to see them on the air in future.”