Advocacy
By CMG  •  Posted on June 22, 2022

In a stark reversal of decades of support for mandated hours of news production, the CRTC today announced it will allow the public broadcaster to cut back on television news programming. Many fear today’s decision could lead to CBC cancelling … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 5, 2022

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) says the current system where Facebook, Google and other platforms use, but do not pay for, journalism work, has been highly destructive for the news media industry. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 22, 2021

As we write this letter, two Canadian journalists are being held by police under your jurisdiction for doing their jobs. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 9, 2021

Four of the five parties in the current federal election support a strong and stable media, with increased funding for the national public broadcaster. A vague response by one national party however raises concerns about the future of CBC/Radio-Canada, and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 3, 2019

On this day, we commit to continuing the fight to protect freedom of the press in the face of a growing threat around the globe. We’ve long watched countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, and Cuba strictly limit what … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2019

CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, welcomes the measures in today’s federal budget to help the news industry, but worries a possible loophole could let a company like Postmedia funnel millions to its vulture fund debt-holders and to executives. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 21, 2018

CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, welcomes the federal government’s announcement of financial help for the media industry, but cautions that the devil will be in the detail. Today’s announcement in the fall economic statement promises $595 million in … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 5, 2017

Over the past 18 years, the Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN) has been covering important news, sharing underrepresented stories, and offering much-needed perspectives on a range of issues. With a primary focus on First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples’ stories, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 19, 2017

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the introduction and first reading of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Since last year, in opposition to the bill, many people, including Canadian … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 15, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG), Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (SCRC), Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) and Association of Professionals and Supervisors (APS) have filed letters to the Privy Council in support of worker representatives who have put their names … Read more »

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