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By CMG  •  Posted on February 9, 2015

What can we do to ensure a strong future for CBC? The single most important thing any one of us can do is have a conversation about the value of public broadcasting. And then have another one, and another one … 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 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 December 10, 2014

Today, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) filed nominations with the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages to support non-patronage appointments to the vacant spot on the CBC Board. CMG is proposing award-winning broadcasters Francine Pelletier and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 11, 2014

This week CBC/Radio-Canada announced a plan to enter into what it calls a “content partnership” with The Weather Network. This is part of the Corporation’s plans that it announced last spring, as it continues to reduce and reorganize due to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 9, 2014

The union stressed the immense damage caused by the recently announced cuts, the risks to local programming, the short-sighted diminishing of documentary production and the inability of CBC to meet its public service mandate as it suffers repeated, significant financial cuts. CMG also emphasized the increase in support for public broadcasting as evidenced by several recent polls. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 28, 2014

Throughout the summer, CMG continues to work with all political parties to improve funding and independence for CBC/Radio-Canada. We have requested meetings with Shelly Glover, the Minister of Heritage (Conservative), as well as NDP Heritage critic, Pierre Nantel and Liberal … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 28, 2014

CBC Thunder Bay Radio host Heather McLeod explains how the CBC cuts will affect local programs and listeners. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMMXD8esXWA&feature=youtube_gdata

By CMG  •  Posted on July 22, 2014

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By CMG  •  Posted on July 17, 2014

Following recent “substantial production cuts” announced by CBC, nine former CBC Board members are speaking out  publicly and calling on the current board to protect the public broadcaster. Read the full letter here (posted with permission) “With a sense of great urgency, we, the undersigned, call … Read more »

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