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Bill C-60
By CMG  •  Posted on June 26, 2013

Despite vigorous and thoughtful opposition to ill-conceived parts of Omnibus budget Bill C-60, the bill – unamended – received Royal Assent on June 26, 2013. The new law allows the government to be at the bargaining table during negotiations between CBC and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 10, 2013

The Canadian Media Guild reiterated its argument that CBC must be removed from Bill C-60 to prevent government interference in the largest newsroom in the country. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 4, 2013

By Lise Lareau I was happy to see Rob Ford got a reaction when he called reporters “maggots”.  There were buttons, comments on social media and jokes – all evidence of professional pride in knowing that if it wasn’t for … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 2, 2013

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned about provisions in the omnibus budget Bill C-60 that allow for direct government involvement with negotiations between employees and their employers at 48 Crown corporations. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 30, 2013

Only an idiot bites the hand that feeds them. That’s just common sense unless you believe your job requires you to do it…if you’re, say, a parliamentary budget officer, an auditor general or a public broadcaster. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 27, 2013

The government already has powerful influence and the new powers would take this influence to a troubling new level. It is of paramount importance in a democracy that there be no state interference with journalism — it’s what separates us from totalitarian regimes. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 24, 2013

The relationship over many decades between the CBC/Radio-Canada and successive federal governments is based on an understanding of how a public broadcaster operates: the government provides most of the funding but the politicians are historically, culturally and legally restricted in how much control they have over what the broadcaster does. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 24, 2013

Guild leaders will join others in Ottawa on Monday to push back against government moves on two fronts to undermine CBC’s journalistic independence. There will be a full-page ad in the Globe and Mail and La Presse about Bill C-60 … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 17, 2013

Peter Penashue says “CBC defined me very negatively” after loss in Labrador by-election. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 10, 2013

This attempt by a government to control the biggest news organization in Canada has raised serious concerns, and there are now several campaigns underway to oppose this new Conservative attack on workers’ rights and the CBC. Read more »

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