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By CMG  •  Posted on December 15, 2016

As I leave the president’s desk after six years, I take with me lasting friendships and fond memories. It has been my privilege to lead the CMG with the assistance of a progressive and proactive team.  My thanks to the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 25, 2016

In 2016, a major development CMG is keeping a close eye on is Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s review of Canadian media and cultural industries. The minister announced the sweeping review in April 2016, saying “everything is on the table” and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 25, 2016

CMG’s parent union CWA Canada and a coalition of other groups have sought permission from the courts to intervene in the legal fight between VICE Media Canada and the RCMP. VICE is asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to throw out … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 21, 2016

You Don’t Know What It’s Like By Lorelei Williams What can media do better in reporting on our missing loved ones? Treat our missing women and girls the same as the others.  It has been pointed out several times that … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 14, 2016

For the last two years as we have struggled to make sense of  CBC President Hubert Lacroix’s 2020 plan and his focus on exclusively promoting CBC’s digital presence while gutting television news and programming, and sidelining radio, many of you have urged … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 23, 2015

Are we ready for the era of media monopoly? By Jesse Hirsh The word monopoly has historically been associated with the communications industry, perhaps less so the media industry. However, that’s changing as the concept of “convergence” has driven old … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 17, 2015

5 Questions on journalism with Mary Agnes Welch Q1: Why this campaign now?  Because this is a crucial time. Journalism is in transition, and it’s really important to bring attention to the fact that journalists do vital work in our … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 15, 2015

In the past year, the most paralyzing and unnecessary cuts ever imposed on the CBC/Radio-Canada have moved a growing number of Canadians to share their outrage publicly. You’ve seen more headlines and news stories about the future, value and funding … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 9, 2015

What can we do to ensure a strong future for CBC? The single most important thing any one of us can do is have a conversation about the value of public broadcasting. And then have another one, and another one … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 12, 2015

    We are struggling through a period of intense change in the media business. The ongoing digital transition continues to be challenging and painful for media workers. It has meant job cuts, increasing workloads and dueling demands at work. We … Read more »

G-Force

G-Force is the e-newsletter of the Canadian Media Guild. It is issued four times per year. We encourage your comments suggestions and story ideas. Write to editor jeanne d’Arc Umurungi (jeannedarc@cmg.ca) or call 1-800-465-4149 or 416-591-5333.

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