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By CMG  •  Posted on November 24, 2016

The Canadian Media Guild is calling for innovative, “smart”  policies that will accommodate changing technology while ensuring the production of quality journalism and original Canadian programming is a priority. Canadians want and deserve access to news, arts and culture produced here, and the opportunity … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 1, 2016

The surreptitious monitoring by police of the mobile phone of La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé is a severe violation of press freedom in Canada, a coalition of Canadian journalism unions and industry groups says. “A free press relies on journalists being able to meet … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 22, 2016

We are keen to share evidence and insights and to have access to other participants’ ideas and proposals in the hope that these consultations will serve to advance and strengthen public broadcasting and all public service media, journalism and original production and creation in Canada, on all platforms Canadians access. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 17, 2016

Since we started the Fairness in Factual campaign three years ago, more than 400 workers have signed up to be represented by the CMG in collective negotiations with production companies. These hundreds of workers now also have a collective voice … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 16, 2016

  CMG is disappointed that the CRTC has excluded CBC/Radio-Canada and other public service media from its local news funding decision. The CMG provided evidence before the CRTC earlier this year showing that Canadians rely on the CBC as a key … Read more »

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 »

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