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By CMG  •  Posted on June 10, 2015

After a distinguished career reporting, running CBC’s news division, and Al Jazeera English, then as visiting scholar at Ryerson University’s Journalism program, Tony Burman remains a passionate believer in the role of public broadcasting and CBC/Radio-Canada. In a recent appearance … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 9, 2015

At a recent conference organized by the Forum for Research and Policy Communications (FRPC) and the  University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance in Ottawa May 22-23, academics, legal specialists, researchers and representatives of media workers came together to share ideas … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 6, 2015

The public forum will be followed by a hands-on workshop on how to increase voter turnout in people’s neighbourhoods Check to see when the national tour will be in your area: http://canadians.org/govote2015#sthash.IJBHXWVl.dpuf Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 21, 2015

The Conservative government of Stephen Harper has failed to use its last opportunity before the federal election to reverse its debilitating cuts to our national public broadcaster. The federal budget tabled today contains a slight surplus of $1.4 billion that … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2015

CMG is disappointed that the CRTC has announced major changes to the Canadian television landscape that exclude the public broadcaster’s all-news service from the basic package but leave in the option of including American channels at no additional cost. Generally, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 10, 2015

Last night’s sold-out event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa brought together 900 passionate advocates from Ottawa-Gatineau and other parts of Canada calling for a strong and vibrant national public broadcaster. Close to 1,200 Canadians watched online as artists … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 3, 2015

This is what dismantling looks like: Recent media reports about plans to sell CBC/Radio-Canada’s offices and studios across the country are disturbing as they come on the heels of a series of other crippling decisions by management. In just a few … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 3, 2015

After months of urging politicians to publicly share their position on CBC/Radio-Canada, specifically whether they support increased funding and guaranteed independence, we were happy this week to hear from Stéphane Dion on The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright discussing the value … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 29, 2015

Today’s decision by the CRTC in favour of guaranteed access to local television, including news is encouraging for Canadians who spoke out at the regulatory hearings last fall. “Along with numerous Canadians and organizations, CMG opposed the shutting down of over-the-air … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 22, 2015

CMG applauds today’s announcement in Montreal by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to cancel the $115-million cut to CBC funding made in 2012, and to reform how CBC Board members are appointed making the process transparent and non-partisan. The NDP also … Read more »

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