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Dear CWA Canada members, Journalism is a pillar of democracy. If journalists feel threatened doing their jobs, important stories may go untold, and democracy is undermined. In recent days, many Canadian journalists, including CWA Canada members, have been receiving vile sexist and racist comments and threats, often through social media. Women and people of colour, in particular, have been targeted. This …

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March 18, 2021 Dear Local leaders, Please join us for this year’s Arnold Amber Memorial Lecture (virtual) featuring author and union organizer Jane McAlevey. And please share this information with your members. Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arnold-amber-memorial-lecture-featuring-jane-mcalevey-tickets-142171668287 In solidarity, Martin Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA Canada The Media Union

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Reminder: Beirne Foundation Scholarship Application for 2021-2022 Now Available  The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2021-2022 academic year. CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for the scholarships, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications are available only online at the Foundation’s website. …

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Sept. 4, 2020 Dear fellow CWA Canada members, For the first time in memory, we will not be marching this Labour Day. But we will not be silent. As we mourn our fellow media workers and the many others who have lost their lives due to the pandemic, we will pay tribute to those who continue to provide vital news …

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May 27, 2020 The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Dear Prime Minister, I am writing on behalf of CWA Canada and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to urge the federal government to make digital companies such as Facebook and Google share advertising revenue with Canadian content providers. These two companies control over 80 per cent of …

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May 3, 2020 We mark World Press Freedom Day this year in the most unusual of circumstances: a worldwide pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people, crippled economies, and challenged democracies. We must start by mourning the media workers who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 and paying tribute to those who continue to provide vital news and …

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