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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 June 28, 2016

Over the last year the CMG has been working on improving harassment reporting processes, as well as working with CBC to ensure that anyone with concerns gets the support they need. There are two initiatives currently available, we hope will … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 15, 2016

“Looking at it now with 2016 eyes, it was a big deal to come out publicly back then,” Chabot says. “I didn’t like my life exposed. But I would not hesitate to do it again. I would do it in a heartbeat.” Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 11, 2016

In response to the issues raised by Kathryn Borel and others, and after intense scrutiny of how we operate and how issues of harassment are addressed at CBC and other media workplaces, our union has taken a series of concrete steps to serve media … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 4, 2016

I’ve been at VICE Canada for a minute now, and I’ve watched this company grow in leaps and bounds. The quality and relevance of our editorial output is unparallelled in Canada, and on top of that we just launched a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 2, 2016

Twenty years ago when I started at CBC I bumped into a colleague crying in the bathroom. We commiserated over a particularly stressful work day, and then went back to work.  This talented young woman subsequently left CBC and the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 29, 2016

A long time friend and colleague passed away this week. He was only 67, but Terry Walker squeezed every drop of goodness from life. He was a sports mad journalist, (the son of a sports mad journalist), who worked as … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 25, 2016

By guest blogger Buffy Childerhose “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you’re wrong.” These were the words of CRTC Chair and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais as he addressed an audience at the Sheraton on February … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 13, 2016

After 40 years in radio, Saint-John radio personality and CMG member, Donnie Robertson  is turning off his mic. Radio has been in Donnie Robertson’s blood all his life. His parents remember at the age of five Donnie sitting by the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 21, 2015

We hear a lot of enthusiasm about having a union at Vice to have a voice and to fix issues that are common today at media workplaces.  We’re also hearing some questions about whether having a union is the right … Read more »

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