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By CMG  • Posted on July 2, 2020

Workers at the Postmedia printing plant in Toronto are now officially unionized after voting to join the Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213). The Ontario Labour Relations Board approved an application for union certification today. The Postmedia workers say … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 26, 2020

By Adrian Harewood

“But what we know from history is that “transforming the discourse” while significant is not sufficient.  We want CBC/Radio Canada and other mainstream media to look and feel and sound and be different in material ways in the weeks and months to come. We don’t want to “overcome some day”, we want to overcome now. We cannot afford to wait.” Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 25, 2020

Two media union leaders received assurances from Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault that he will do what he can to help the news industry weather a financial crisis worsened by the pandemic. CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon and Kim Trynacity, president … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on June 24, 2020

The candidate profiles for the role of Secretary-Treasurer, a position on the CMG National Executive Committee (NEC), are now available. Click the candidate’s name below to read the profile: Lynne Chichakian Jonathan Spence The successful candidate will be elected to … 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 »

Canadian Media Guild

The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union representing 6,000 workers in the Canadian media. Our members work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada (CBC/SRC), The Canadian Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), TVO, TFO, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn), ZoomerMedia, Shaw Media and CKOI Radio Gatineau (Québec). We also represent media freelancers. Read more >>

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