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By CMG  •  Posted on May 13, 2016

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly recently launched a comprehensive review of Canada’s media and cultural sectors. In her words:  “everything is on the table”.  With the limited information the minister is providing, this  seems to mean  reviewing the mandate of all … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 13, 2016

We will be holding membership meetings on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in the Hanlan McBride Room , 90 Bloor Street East at 12 noon and 5 p.m. Lunch will be served at the noon meeting and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 11, 2016

In response to the issues raised by Kathryn Borel and others, and after intense scrutiny of how we operate and how issues of harassment are addressed at CBC and other media workplaces, our union has taken a series of concrete steps to serve media … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 5, 2016

Under the CMG’s bylaws, any proposed amendments to the bylaws must be received at the Guild office no later than 60 days prior to the convention, which is taking place in Toronto June 4-5. As of the deadline a total … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 4, 2016

I’ve been at VICE Canada for a minute now, and I’ve watched this company grow in leaps and bounds. The quality and relevance of our editorial output is unparallelled in Canada, and on top of that we just launched a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 3, 2016

Even here at home, we must fight any attempt to limit a free press or thwart the public’s right to know, no matter how trivial it may seem. As journalism goes, so goes democracy. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 2, 2016

Twenty years ago when I started at CBC I bumped into a colleague crying in the bathroom. We commiserated over a particularly stressful work day, and then went back to work.  This talented young woman subsequently left CBC and the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 2, 2016

A reminder that you have a wage increase of 1.75%  effective May 1, 2016. The increase will be reflected on the May 15, 2016 payroll. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Union Executive: David Baker, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 29, 2016

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) applied today to the Canada Industrial Relations Board for the right to represent employees at VICE Canada. “A strong majority of employees at VICE across Canada have signed a union card and we are delighted … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 29, 2016

A long time friend and colleague passed away this week. He was only 67, but Terry Walker squeezed every drop of goodness from life. He was a sports mad journalist, (the son of a sports mad journalist), who worked as … Read more »

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