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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 »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 18, 2014

CMG is urging the federal telecommunications regulator, the CRTC to support the creation of original Canadian film, TV and online content.  This week, CMG appeared at  the Let’s Talk TV hearing, and called for a Public Service Media Fund to help … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 8, 2014

Toronto, Monday, September 8, 2014 – The CRTC hearings on Canadian television policy that begin today in Gatineau, Québec, are too narrowly focused on how much Canadians pay for cable and not on what is available for them to watch. The … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 27, 2014

Ottawa CMG/CBC location unit president Chantal Payant was part of a team speaking up for increased funding for the CBC at a unique event in Ottawa. Over five thousand social justice advocates, community activists, academics and union members from across … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 14, 2014

The Canadian Media Guild has filed a submission to the CRTC as part of the regulator’s consultation about the future of television in Canada. Here are our key recommendations in the submission: -That the CRTC strengthen public service media within … Read more »

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