Seven Argonaut staffers let go as changes continue under MLSE

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment continues to put their stamp on the Toronto Argonauts.

Sources say seven employees were let go on Wednesday, less than a month after Bill Manning took over as president of the club. Manning, who also serves as Toronto FC president, took over from Michael Copeland, who spent two years as Argonauts president and CEO. Copeland joined the MLSE leadership team along with Sara Moore, the Argonauts’ senior vice-president of business operations.

Among the departed on Wednesday was director of communications Jamie Dykstra who was well-known in CFL circles. He served in the league’s communications department for almost a decade before joining the Argos two years ago. Copeland, Moore and Dykstra all worked together at the league’s corporate office.

MLSE, which also owns the NHL’s Maple Leafs, NBA’s Raptors, AHL’s Marlies and MLS club Toronto FC, announced last December that it had an agreement in place to buy the Grey Cup champions.

– with files from CP