Canwest not paying bills

Attached is a story about how Canwest is not paying freelancer writers, except after some duress and arguments with the court. I also know a guy in Regina who took a package from Canwest from their most recent round of layoffs and was advised he could have it lump sum or over several months. He chose several months. Bad choice: he got a letter saying Canwest was broke and he wasn’t getting anything more. I’m not a bankruptcy expert, but shouldn’t there be some simple human consideration for those who suffer from dumb management?

CBC, February 9 2010