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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 »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 27, 2014

A year ago, a then-Conservative MP tabled a private member bill (C-461) that would oblige the CBC to make public an unprecedented amount of information that other news networks are not forced to disclose. The idea of revealing things like … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 26, 2014

Thursday, February 27 is the global day of action for the release of Al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt, under the banner “Journalism is NOT a crime.” CMG is supporting the campaign by CJFE and Al Jazeera English for the release of … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 21, 2014

In the fall we asked you to weigh in with your unique perspective, in the CRTC national consultation that will have huge implications for the future of television in Canada, including for national broadcasters such as CBC and APTN. It’s essential … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 21, 2013

Next week’s federal by-election in Toronto Centre features three – 3! – media workers as candidates.  So we thought it was a good opportunity to put them, and their parties, on the record about the questions MT Commons members have … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 10, 2013

The Canadian Media Guild has signed on to a broad-based coalition seeking to improve protections for Canadians against government intrusion into our private lives. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 23, 2013

Today, the government will announce who will bid on the upcoming spectrum auction in January 2014. The CMG has urged the government to focus on what Canadians need from their airwaves, for example by reserving some spectrum in the 700 MHz band (the one to be … Read more »

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