CRTC Chair Blais has the power to act. But does he have the will?

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.

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“We must now return control of CBC and Radio‐Canada to the people”

We must now return control of CBC and Radio‐Canada to the people. Now, more than ever, we need a strong public broadcaster – a solid and vigorous foundation for information and culture in the digital age.

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Three of four national political parties signal commitment to the CBC

The future health and viability of the CBC, as Canada’s public broadcaster, is an issue on which the parties are truly differentiating themselves. Voters have a clear choice on October 19. And even though three of four party leaders have been pleased to talk about it, they don’t get a lot of media attention when they do so.

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A-List of Canadian Rock Stars sign petition, join campaign to Support the CBC

For decades, the CBC’s TV, radio, and online programming, along with other initiatives such as the CBCMusic.ca Festival, have provided a platform for Canadian artists to reach a larger audience. It’s often the first, and sometimes only, outlet that will play their music and conduct interviews for a national audience. It’s a vital part of the music ecosystem in this country.

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Remember Labour Day on Election Day

As a leader who represents thousands of journalists, I have said repeatedly that I cannot support one political party over another. But that doesn’t mean we must sit idly by and ignore attacks on the interests of our members, the 99% and democracy. When a government, political party or any group attacks the common good, we will stand up, speak out and fight back.

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If we believe in a country called Canada, we need to believe in a public space and media for Canada : Peter Miller

In the past year, the most paralyzing and unnecessary cuts ever imposed on the CBC/Radio-Canada have moved a growing number

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Journalism Is more important than ever – 5 questions with reporter Mary Agnes Welch

Representatives from many of Canada’s news organizations and media unions, have launched a series of national ads – the goal is to promote an understanding and appreciation for quality journalism at a time when the industry is undergoing significant upheaval led by changing technology.

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