Allstream: The Good and the Bad

Yesterday, MTS Allstream announced that Dean Prevost would be succeeding John MacDonald as the new President of the Allstream arm.

Dean has always been a brilliant visionary, and this is simply a fantastic move.

On the flip side, it’s November, and Allstream has been partial to November layoffs. The Enterprise group is going through its usual house cleaning, with casualties coming in the form of layoffs and 3 month *wondows* to find alternate roles within the organization. The last big November sweep was in 2005, where over 300 employees were released to the industry.

In these uncertain economic times, we're very mindful of the need tomanage and reduce our costs while 
improving our decision-making speed and effectiveness," said Mr. Blouin. "The streamlining of our executive
team is but one example of what is happening across the company to strengthen our competitiveness.