Canadian Cartoonist is Casualty of Cost Cutting


above: Wayne celebrates 40 years with the paper and announces his retirement in 2029.

below: Wayne announces he has been let go ten years earlier than planned.


Wayne Wright has been sketching the daily cartoons for Summerside, [Prince Edward Island]-based newspaper the Journal Pioneer for the past 40 years, but last week that came to an end.

Wright says he was let go as a cost cutting measure.

Wright said he was told it is cheaper for the paper to utilize the cartoonists from the Halifax-based Chronicle Herald.

He said he was given the option to reduce his daily cartoons to just two days a week. Wright said he thought about it before declining the offer.

CBC News has the story.