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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 »

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 »

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