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By CMG  •  Posted on December 19, 2014

By guest blogger Francine Pelletier On February 22, 2012, Alain Saulnier, former head of radio and television news at Radio-Canada, a man who started out as a supernumerary in 1984 and worked his way up, was fired, to most everyone’s … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 19, 2014

It is with mixed feelings this year that I offer you words of cheer for the Holiday season. We lost many good people over the course of 2014, and unfortunately The Canadian Press continues to act as though it can … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 17, 2014

We wish you all the best for the Holiday Season and the New Year. We hope you take time for family and friends, and for some rest. And keep those photos from your CMG Holiday get-togethers coming (email them to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 16, 2014

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is committed to working with members and employers to end sexual harassment in the workplace. Please keep your comments and suggestions coming (info@cmg.ca), and look for more details in the coming months about our next … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 14, 2014

On December 12 The Canadian Press has presented its main bargaining proposals. Predictably the company is continuing to push for economic concessions from Guild members. The list of initial proposals is short but significant. The big target, once again, is … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 12, 2014

Over recent years, as we have suffered grueling cuts from successive governments we realized part of the problem is a lack of understanding and at times appreciation for public broadcasting Governments in power will always bristle at critical news, but … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 11, 2014

Under pressure from federal budget cuts and in the name of a “digital first” strategy, the CBC is planning another round of cuts in local news coverage across Canada next fall. This continues a process by the Harper government of breaking faith with Canadians … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 11, 2014

The CMG would like to reinforce the advice we gave to members earlier this week about speaking to the Rubin investigation. 1) Interviews are being recorded and people being interviewed will not get a copy of the tape or a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 10, 2014

Today, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) filed nominations with the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages to support non-patronage appointments to the vacant spot on the CBC Board. CMG is proposing award-winning broadcasters Francine Pelletier and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 10, 2014

After decades as a journalist, and then Atlantic Staff Representative for the CMG, Gerry Whelan will retire December 31, 2014. Gerry began his career in private broadcasting in Newfoundland and Labrador, then worked as a freelance journalist at CBC Corner … Read more »

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