Layoffs and wage freezes hit L’Acadie Nouvelle

Six staffers at New Brunswick’s only French-language daily newspaper, L’Acadie Nouvelle, have been let go.

According to a CBC report the newspaper announced that the employees laid off include two photographers and a sports reporter.

In addition, wage hikes scheduled for July 1 have been cancelled.

The paper’s assistant general manager said a ten per cent drop in revenue is the reason for the cuts.

The cuts were minimized by staff concessions, including the wage freeze and one-week unpaid leave. The paper will no longer publish on stat holidays.