Canada minister 'sorry for BlackBerry employees'

Canada's Minister for Employment Jason Kenney has said he sympathises with employees of phone company BlackBerry, after it announced it would cut around 40% of its workforce. Canada is one of the countries that manufactures the phone.

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Sorry for the good people @blackberry who will be affected by downsizing. I'm confident that such brilliant folks will land on their feet.

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BlackBerry to cut 40% of staff

Phone company BlackBerry has announced it is to make 4,500 employees redundant - around 40 per cent of its global workforce.