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By CMG  • Posted on June 24, 2020

CMG is encouraged by a positive meeting with Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault where CMG CBC/Radio-Canada Branch president Kim Trynacity, asked the minister for targeted funding to convert 50% of temporary/precarious workers at CBC to full-time staff. “Many of the temporary … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 22, 2020

CMG is pleased to announce the hiring of an Executive Director: Enrico DiFruscio ( He can be reached at 902-329-5008. All inquires confidential. Ottawa: Backfilling for Olivier Roy July 13, 2020 to the end of  August -Pierre Millette … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 21, 2020

“I’m partial to in-depth ‘follow the money’ investigative pieces. The rise and fall of Tribal Councils Investment Group might be a favorite story that I’ve worked on. Private jets, pricy Vegas getaways-type scandal that only APTN covered extensively.” – Melissa Ridgen Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 20, 2020

“It’s important that there be more Indigenous media workers but also more Black or Filipino or Sikh journalists, and managers as well. Otherwise, stories are not going to be as full and rich as they should be.” – Brittany Hobson Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 20, 2020

“I want to advocate for showcasing more young people’s talent. We have so many people who are big into sports and other fields, and I love the idea of showing what our youth are doing, and what their journeys to get there have been like.” – Charmaine Straker Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 19, 2020

“From a technical perspective, my favourite production would have to be the North American Indigenous Games in Winnipeg. Also, the 2010 Winter Olympics – to see and hear so many different sports in different Indigenous languages being broadcast felt incredible.” – Derek Christianson Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 19, 2020

“I have had this question put to me when I’ve given interviews or lectures – how do I draw the line between activism and journalism, as if me being Indigenous means I can’t report objectively on Indigenous peoples’ issues.” – Trina Roache Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 12, 2020

Recent events have brought to the fore the stark reality faced by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the workplace. The stories members are sharing are heartbreaking and revolting, and we have only heard just a small fraction.   … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 11, 2020

As of the end of the nomination period, there were two candidates for the role of Secretary-Treasurer, a position on the CMG National Executive Committee (NEC). In alphabetical order: -Lynne Chichakian -Jonathan Spence The successful candidate will serve until the … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 11, 2020

On Thursday, VICE completed a restructuring of the VICE Canada office that resulted in the layoff of 19 union members, more than half of our bargaining unit. We are greatly saddened by the loss of our talented colleagues as part … Read more »

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