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By CMG  •  Posted on July 21, 2014

By Guest blogger Karen Wirsig Everybody lies. Let’s call that Curt Petrovich’s motto. The CBC radio reporter gave a presentation about the muzzling of journalists at the Holding Power to Account conference, held last month in Winnipeg. Petrovich’s meticulous reporting … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 17, 2014

Following recent “substantial production cuts” announced by CBC, nine former CBC Board members are speaking out  publicly and calling on the current board to protect the public broadcaster. Read the full letter here (posted with permission) “With a sense of great urgency, we, the undersigned, call … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 15, 2014

Tell us what you are earning in your latest factual TV work so that we can update the pay ranges we put out after the 2013 survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 survey and make … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 14, 2014

The Canadian Media Guild has filed a submission to the CRTC as part of the regulator’s consultation about the future of television in Canada. Here are our key recommendations in the submission: -That the CRTC strengthen public service media within … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 8, 2014

This is a reminder that CMG is offering members the opportunity to refresh their skills or learn new ones through This online training is offered free to all CMG members and their families through our parent union CWA|SCA Canada. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 26, 2014

CBC has announced that it plans to cut 1,000 to 1,500 jobs over the next five years and shift its priorities to mobile and online services in an effort to be a “smaller, more agile broadcaster.” CMG leaders were told that … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 25, 2014

One of the important ways we share stories about who we are as Canadians and earn the international respect we enjoy as a country is by producing compelling television, including great documentaries. Former CBC reporter Brian Stewart should know: he has … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 25, 2014

Like you, we are waiting to hear another announcement from CBC management, an announcement that includes the possibility of more cuts. We remain concerned about the direction senior management and the Board of Directors are taking CBC/ Radio-Canada. We are especially … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 24, 2014

CMG has received the following urgent request for support from a group of your colleagues trying to save the CBC Documentary Unit. Please support this petition, by sending an email to with your name and job title. Your signature will be … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 24, 2014

Guild members voted 98% yesterday in favour of the agreement reached last week with Shaw Media. The deal includes improved salary scales, three new statutory holidays, chiropractic benefits, across-the-board wage increases totalling 5% over three years and a $300 lump-sum … Read more »

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