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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 February 8, 2019

The Canadian Press announced today the fourth significant round of layoffs since last spring, this time affecting reporter-editors in Halifax and Toronto as well as office administration in Vancouver. The Guild is here to support members affected directly by today’s … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 2, 2019

2019: The Fight For Press Freedom Dear fellow CWA Canada members, I hope you had a relaxing holiday season, and a big thank you to everyone who has helped us fight the good fight for quality jobs and quality journalism, … 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 April 5, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild has joined the coalition supporting the declaration of principle of the No Free Press, No Freedom campaign. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 21, 2016

Unions representing journalists across the country are adding their voice to advocates who are calling for a shield law to protect journalistic sources and press freedom in Canada. The calls for guaranteed protection come as serious revelations show that journalists … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 14, 2016

You or someone you know can send in submissions for the 2017 Canadian Hillman Prize. The prestigious Hillman Awards honour excellence in journalism “in service of the common good”.  The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2017. You can submit … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 1, 2016

The surreptitious monitoring by police of the mobile phone of La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé is a severe violation of press freedom in Canada, a coalition of Canadian journalism unions and industry groups says. “A free press relies on journalists being able to meet … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 28, 2016

Stephen Harper may no longer be prime minister — but his influence on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lingers. While the new Liberal government plans to invest $675 million over five years “to modernize and revitalize CBC/Radio Canada in the digital … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 31, 2016

The protection of sources is a foundational principle of journalism, making crucial reporting like Makuch’s coverage of ISIS possible in the first place. By forcing Makuch to hand over his notes to the RCMP, or go to jail, the court has undermined press freedom—a critical component of our democratic society. Read more »

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