Bell Media, return the 122 million dollars stolen from Canadian taxpayers

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"A week ago, Bell Canada confirmed that it had taken $122 million in pandemic-related labour subsidies doled out to preserve jobs by the federal government. Instead of using that money to keep its journalists working, Bell chose to increase dividend payouts to its shareholders.

...Bell is not a company in need of a government handout. It is sitting on $5 billion in cash reserves, and its internet operations are showing a 10-per-cent profit as it benefits from all the Zoom calls and Googling being done from home as Canadians wait out the health crisis.

...Bell is laying off hundreds of journalists at its television and radio stations in Toronto and Montreal, diminishing news coverage just when the public is hungrier than ever for news about the growing coronavirus crisis.

[Bell owns] ...the CTV television network, specialty TV stations like TSN, 215 music channels and 109 licensed radio stations across Canada."

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/journalism-doctor/2021/02/bell-building-its-profit-public-trough

Tell those greedheads at Bell Media to return the $122 million they stole from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program and the Canadian taxpayers!