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A Hexo Corp. employee seen during a tour of the facility on Oct. 11, 2018 in Masson Angers, Que.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Hexo Corp. says its continuing plan to streamline the cannabis business and cut costs includes the reduction of 450 jobs.

The Gatineau-based marijuana producer says in financial filings that the reduction will result in annualized savings of $30.6-million and is meant to simplify its organizational structure so costs are more closely aligned with the businesses’ size.

The company’s latest management’s discussion and analysis paper says most of the reductions will be achieved by relying less on outside consultants, a new informational technology platform and synergies discovered through recent acquisitions.

The document also says the company will close a processing and manufacturing facility in Belleville, Ont., by the end of July, 2022.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the cuts, which came as Hexo announced that it lost about $147-million in its third quarter compared with $21-million during the same period the year prior.

Its revenue for the three months ended April 30 totalled about $46-million, up from roughly $23-million in the third quarter of 2021.

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