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Guild set to fight for future of CBC/Radio-Canada at CRTC hearings

Canadian Media Guild (CMG) representatives are available for interviews and commentary on the CBC/Radio-Canada licence renewal hearings, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 19 in Gatineau, QC. The Guild’s CBC/Radio-Canada Branch president, Marc-Philippe Laurin, and Staff representative Karen Wirsig will be in Gatineau.
The union is proposing a $65 million fund to support local and regional programming by public, provincial and community broadcasters across the country. The funding would come from a contribution by cable and satellite companies of 0.75% of gross revenues. CMG’s submission to the CRTC also argues for a plan to ensure the CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the “multicultural and multiracial nature of Canada.”

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The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) represents 6,000 media workers including journalists, hosts, producers, technicians, videographers, editors, librarians, programmers, sales reps, administrative staff and freelancers. Our members work at CBC/Radio-Canada, The Canadian Press, TVO, TFO, Thomson Reuters, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Shaw Media, ZoomerMedia, MBS Radio and CKOI (Gatineau). We believe a quality media system that serves all Canadians is built on healthy organizations that treat workers fairly. www.cmg.ca.

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