TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild, which represents
5,500 employees at CBC/Radio-Canada, is awaiting the federal
Heritage Committee's report on the mandate of the public broadcaster, which is
to be released late this morning in Ottawa.
The CMG urged the committee to recommend a ten-year mandate for
CBC/Radio-Canada covering broad programming expectations, an increase to the
parliamentary appropriation indexed to inflation during the ten-year mandate,
and improved governance to ensure public accountability and independence from
To read the CMG's brief to the Heritage Committee, visit
Representatives of the CMG will be prepared to comment on the
Heritage Committee's report after 12 noon ET today.
Visit www.cmg.ca .
For further information:
For further information: CMG communications co-ordinator Karen Wirsig
(firstname.lastname@example.org) at (416) 591-5333, ext. 243, or 1-800-465-4149 or (cell) (416)