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CMG available to comment on CBC announcement today
By  CMG  •  Posted on  April 10, 2014

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) will be available today to comment on CBC management’s scheduled announcement about the public broadcaster’s financial situation following the loss of NHL hockey and successive governments’ budget cuts.

When:
Thursday, April 10 from 2 p.m., ET

Spokespersons:
Marc-Philippe Laurin, CMG President at CBC
Carmel Smyth, CMG National President

Quotes:

“There is a great deal of pressure on everyone at CBC. These are talented people, who are dedicated to telling our stories and keeping us informed from one end of the country to the other. We’ve been through years – decades of cuts. The situation we’re in is untenable.”
Marc-Philippe Laurin
President, CMG Branch at CBC

“So many governments have picked away at the CBC over the years that it’s very vulnerable in this time of massive change in the media industry. CBC has huge value. It means a lot to a lot of different people. The conversation now needs to be about how we rebuild this incredible cultural resource.”
Carmel Smyth
National President, CMG

Contact:
Jeanne d’Arc Umurungi (jeannedarc@cmg.ca):
416-708-4628 cell
416-591-5333 office

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