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Published on Mon, 03/23/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

Whitby municipal workers to hold demonstration outside of Town Hall while maintaining social distancing

Whitby municipal workers to hold demonstration outside of Town Hall while maintaining social distancing

WHITBY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Members of Local 53 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a demonstration outside of an emergency Whitby Town Council Meeting to encourage councillors to rehire over 200 part-time workers that were laid off last week. In order to maintain social distancing in light of the spread of COVID-19, organizers are asking demonstrators to fill the parking lot in their single occupant vehicles and remain in their cars while displaying signs of support for the rehiring of part-time workers.

Media companies call on Parliament to support policies that favour trusted sources of original news

Media companies call on Parliament to support policies that favour trusted sources of original news

“The journalism being produced every day by people in your community is important. Now more than ever. We encourage you to support Canadian media in your community.”

OTTAWA --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, a cross-industry group representing Canadian media companies from across the country issued a joint declaration to Parliament setting out a plan of action to support Canadian news sources.

Published on Thu, 01/09/2020 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

Applications are being sought from Ontario English media, Quebec French media, and Indigenous media across the country. Print and digital news media are eligible to apply for funding to News Media Canada.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada, the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada, announced today a second call for applications to its Local Journalism Initiative program.

Published on Fri, 12/20/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

TORONTO, ON -- /COMMUNITYWIRE/ -- News Media Canada today announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.

“We believe the Local Journalism Initiative will make a significant contribution to the industry and help strengthen civic journalism across Canada.”
- John Hinds, President and CEO

News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program will provide funding to grant recipients to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of importance to Canadians.

Published on Tue, 11/05/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada calls for applications for Local Journalism Initiative

News Media Canada calls for applications for Local Journalism Initiative

Created by the Government of Canada, the Local Journalism Initiative supports the creation of original civic journalism relevant to the diverse needs of people living in underserved communities across Canada.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada is inviting media organizations to submit applications for the Local Journalism Initiative, which aims to provide funding to Canadian media organizations to hire reporters to cover civic institutions and issues in underserved communities across Canada.

Published on Thu, 09/12/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada calls on all federal party leaders to curtail unfair flyer distribution by Canada Post

News Media Canada calls on all federal party leaders to curtail unfair flyer distribution by Canada Post

TORONTO, September 12, 2019 --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada today calls on the federal party leaders to commit to restricting Canada Post’s plans to expand its flyer distribution using an unfair advantage provided to them by the government.

“At a time when our industry is knee-deep in transition, this deliberate undercutting of one of newspapers’ foundational revenue pillars by a federal Crown Corporation is very troubling.”

Canada Post has plans to begin distributing packaged commercial flyers in direct competition with local newspapers. Canada Post is using its ability to access lock boxes in apartments and condos as part of its marketing of the plan.

Published on Tue, 07/23/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada joins the fight against fake news

News Media Canada joins the fight against fake news

New educational program funded by the Digital Citizen Initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage will help Canadians ‘SPOT’ flaws in online news stories

“There is an urgent need to ensure that all Canadians can critically assess what they’re reading and watching online.”

TORONTO, July 23, 2019 —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— With new funding from the Digital Citizen Initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, News Media Canada today announced plans to launch an educational program to empower Canadians in the fight against fake news.

Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts submits final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada

Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts submits final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada

The report provides guidance to determine which journalism organizations qualify for tax measures in support of Canadian journalism.

TORONTO, Ontario, July 18, 2019 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts has submitted its final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as outlined in the 2019 federal budget.

Published on Thu, 03/28/2019 by Coinberry Limited

Town of Innisfil First Municipality in Canada to Accept Cryptocurrency in Partnership with Coinberry

Town of Innisfil First Municipality in Canada to Accept Cryptocurrency in Partnership with Coinberry

A first in Canada! Town of Innisfil Council votes in favor of accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment for property taxes in partnership with Toronto-based blockchain and digital currency solutions provider Coinberry.

INNISFIL, Ontario, 28 March 2019 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Town of Innisfil will be the first municipality in Canada to accept cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin) as a method of payment for property taxes. Last night, Innisfil Council voted in favour of forming an agreement with the Toronto-based company, Coinberry Limited, who will provide the service for residents as part of a one-year pilot project.

Published on Wed, 03/06/2019 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Media Advisory: Women from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary

Media Advisory: Women from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary

Event Information

03/11/2019
03/12/2019
Calgary, Alberta

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