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Author Archives: CMG
By CMG  •  Posted on June 4, 2013

By Lise Lareau I was happy to see Rob Ford got a reaction when he called reporters “maggots”.  There were buttons, comments on social media and jokes – all evidence of professional pride in knowing that if it wasn’t for … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 4, 2013

We can do better than calendar journalism. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 29, 2013

On Tuesday, the CRTC renewed the CBC’s broadcast licences for 5 years with a series of conditions and commitments to Canadian programming, including local and regional production. The CRTC noted the CBC’s financial challenges – the budget is expected to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 28, 2013

      More than 200 members of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour joined the Saint John 7, the MBS radio employees who are seeking a first agreement with their employer. The strikers marked the end of the 11th month of their … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 27, 2013

The government already has powerful influence and the new powers would take this influence to a troubling new level. It is of paramount importance in a democracy that there be no state interference with journalism — it’s what separates us from totalitarian regimes. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 24, 2013

The relationship over many decades between the CBC/Radio-Canada and successive federal governments is based on an understanding of how a public broadcaster operates: the government provides most of the funding but the politicians are historically, culturally and legally restricted in how much control they have over what the broadcaster does. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 24, 2013

Guild leaders will join others in Ottawa on Monday to push back against government moves on two fronts to undermine CBC’s journalistic independence. There will be a full-page ad in the Globe and Mail and La Presse about Bill C-60 … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 24, 2013

Guild members at Thomson Reuters have voted 97% in favour of their new collective agreement. The agreement was reached on May 7. We thank members for supporting the bargaining committee. Your bargaining committee, Cameron French Julie Gordon Mark Pask Glenn … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 17, 2013

Due to recent events, your Guild executive at APTN has decided to re-constitute itself on an interim basis until the next round of CMG national elections, which will take place later this year. So we’re looking for candidates to fill … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 17, 2013

We have a vacant position on the executive council of the Guild at Shaw Media. We are seeking candidates for the position. This is an interim position; the winning candidate will serve until the end of the current term (December … Read more »

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