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2016:

CMG comment to the CRTC on the private broadcaster licence renewals

CMG presentation before the CRTC at the local and community television programming hearing

Canadian Television 2020: Technological and Regulatory Impacts

2015

Crisis in local programming requires bold action: CMG submission to the CRTC

The glory and the grind: the reality of working in TV and media in Ontario (CMG submission to the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review).

Private media ownership in Canada in 2015 (pdf)

2014

CBC/Radio-Canada needs more funding and true independence: CMG proposals (CMG submission to the Senate Committee looking into the challenges faced by CBC/Radio-Canada) – Full remarks before the Senate Committee here)

Elements of a healthy Canadian television system on our public airwaves (CMG submission to the CRTC for “Let’s Talk TV” policy proceeding)


2013

Do no harm: why Parliament should vote down C-461 (CMG brief to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics about proposed changes to Access to Information and Privacy legislation that would undermine CBC journalism) (pdf)

CMG recommends CRTC should focus on investments in news at all-news channels (CMG submission to the CRTC on National All-News TV services)

Building APTN to last in a changing Canada (CMG submission to the CRTC on APTN’s licence renewal)

2012

Up against the squeeze:measures to help CBC/Radio-Canada meet its mandate (CMG submission to the CRTC on CBC’s licence renewal) (pdf)

CMG submission to the CRTC on MBS Radio licence renewal (pdf)

Private media ownership in Canada in 2012 (pdf)

CMG submission to the CRTC about the Local Program Improvement Fund (pdf)

2011

Private media ownership in Canada in 2011 (pdf)

“Paving the access road to retribution,” brief submitted by the CMG to the Parliamentary Ethics committee, October 2011

CMG and CACTUS submission to the CRTC about vertical integration (pdf)

Canada needs a spectrum reserve for innovation in the 700 MHz band (CMG submission to Industry Canada on specifications for auction of spectrum).

CMG submission to the CRTC about false and misleading news (pdf)

2010

Private media ownership in Canada in 2010 (pdf)

CMG submission to CRTC on Quebecor’s Sun TV News channel (pdf)

CMG submission to the CRTC about Shaw Communications’ purchase of Canwest (pdf)

2009

Private media ownership in Canada in 2009 (pdf)

CMG submission to the CRTC about local and over-the-air TV, March 2009 (private licence renewal hearing)
– Written submission (pdf)
Oral remarks (May 7, 2009)(pdf)
Comparing CMG’s multiplexing proposal with Bell TV’s Freesat (pdf)

 2008

Private media ownership in Canada in 2008 (pdf)

CMG submission to the CRTC about cable/satellite fees for conventional TV broadcasters, January 2008

2007

Private media ownership in Canada in 2007 (pdf)

The most media diversity for the most Canadians, CMG submission to the CRTC, July 2007

Six reasons to stop CTVglobemedia’s takeover of the CHUM stations, CMG submission to the CRTC, April 2007

A cry for help, CMG submission to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the role of CBC/Radio-Canada in the 21st century, February 2007

“CBC Unleashed: how workers won job security at Canada’s public broadcaster,” New Politics, Winter 2007

2006

Renewing Canadian television: a view from people who make TV, CMG submission to the CRTC, September 2006

2005

“The colour of casual work: Canada’s broadcast media,” Our Times, July/August 2005

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