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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 »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 24, 2016

The media industry is in turmoil. By CMG’s rough calculation, the industry has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2008. A recent study predicts another 15,000 jobs will be lost by 2020 in television alone. Cuts, even closures have become routine and are having a devastating impact on workers and families. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 3, 2016

As digital media and the number of journalists and other media workers employed online grow, so do the concerns about low wages, highly pressured working conditions and summary firings. In order to protect this emerging generation of media workers, and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 29, 2016

CMG appeared at a CRTC hearing today to make the case that local news is in crisis. The union shared with the Commission stories of how massive media cuts are undermining local news and programming, with examples from across Canada. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 27, 2016

The Freelance Branch of the Canadian Media Guild will now offer a media card, available to its journalist members. “We’ve heard from our members that having a media card may make it easier for them to gain access to events … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 25, 2016

Members of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) support their colleagues who launched a strike at the Chronicle-Herald this weekend after unproductive talks with the newspaper’s management. The workers are striking over unreasonable company demands, including wage cuts, longer hours, end … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 22, 2016

Signs that times are getting even tougher in the news business are everywhere. We are long past the canary-in-the-coal mine alarm,  and are now watching a crisis unfold. Recent cuts and newsroom mergers across Canada at Postmedia papers – putting … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 7, 2015

Work and labour reporting absolutely includes reporting on role of the labour movement in society, but it also involves talking about the challenges faced by the majority of working Ontarians who are not protected by a union. These are the most vulnerable and precarious workers in our economy. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 24, 2015

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and our parent union CWA Canada support Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) in its challenge against Bill C-51,  legislation that undermines fundamental freedoms, including key rights that journalists and other media workers need in … Read more »

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