News More CBC Cuts SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Friday, Dec. 12th, 2014 The North is about to be among the hardest hit as a result of cuts from the CBC. Local news coverage will be affected, as part of a digital first strategy. Northern Ontario will be one of the hardest hit, according to Carmel Smyth. Smyth is the National President of the Canadian Media Guild. She says local newsgathering is an essential foundation of a relevant national news organization, and this plan will hack at the roots. There is also the issue that news will be less accessible, especially to those who don’t have data streaming plans.