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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 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 April 7, 2016

CMG met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today to discuss the vital role educational public broadcasters TVO and TFO play in a healthy media environment, and to make the case for better support. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 23, 2016

On April 1, a blue-ribbon panel of experts from Canada, the United States and Europe will hold a forum in Ottawa on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The keynote speaker at this free event will be Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 29, 2016

CMG appeared at a CRTC hearing today to make the case that local news is in crisis. The union shared with the Commission stories of how massive media cuts are undermining local news and programming, with examples from across Canada. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 5, 2016

A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 18, 2015

  CMG president Carmel Smyth and organizer Buffy Childerhose are appearing today before a panel reviewing Ontario labour and employment law to make recommendations on how to improve employment standards and make it easier for workers, including freelancers, to form … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 14, 2015

To advocate in favour of public broadcasting and a strong, well-funded, pan-Canadian public broadcaster during this federal election, CMG is required by law to register with Elections Canada as a “third party.” Since support of public broadcasting is an issue … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 6, 2015

The Conservative government is taking part in secret international trade talks that could threaten the future of CBC. We are asking for clarification on this at the election’s first leaders’ debate today. Last month, Wikileaks revealed that a majority of … Read more »

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 »

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