Pfizer to cut 300 jobs, mostly at Montreal office


MONTREAL – Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is cutting about 300 jobs across Canada, most of them Montreal.

Pfizer Canada spokeswoman Julie-Catherine Racine says the cuts will be spread across several locations but most will be at the company’s headquarters in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland.

Racine says the decision came after an extensive review of its business in Canada.

The company recently completed a $31.7-million upgrade to its Montreal manufacturing facility.

The Quebec government contributed $2.7 million to the project.

Pfizer employs 2,700 people across Canada, including 1,800 in Quebec.

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Pfizer to cut 300 jobs, mostly at Montreal office

  1. There might be something to two-tier medicine for personal stem cell banks. I believe Stem Cell treatments have a high enough upside that they should be researched whether or not they increase pandemic risks. Obviously you don’t want banks of zombies used to prototype bioterror…personal stem cell banking seems expensive enough that only the very rich can afford to do it at first. Probably it is best to look for healthcare efficiencies first. Unions are in the way of things like ER real-time wait estimates and best-practises. I’ve encountered clinics that shouldn’t cheery-pick patients (trying to avoid junkies) and Dartmouth communism I suppose when I had alcohol on my breath. They should be paid less or have less ability to choose schedules. Curing diabetes for instance, would save 10% of healthcare costs. I’m at the insulin part of a stem cell book, from U of Minnesota.

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