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Canadiens to Temporarily Lay off 60% of Employees During COVID-19 Hiatus

The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday they will lay off 60 percent of personnel in a "temporary reduction" that will take effect March 30.

The move comes while the NHL season has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Groupe CH, which owns the team, has established a $6 million assistance fund for the affected employees to earn 80 percent of their base salary for a period of eight weeks.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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