Research

2020 BOOK CHAPTER: King, Gretchen with the Community Media Advocacy Centre (2020). Disrupting Settler Colonialism and Oppression in Media and Policy-Making: A View from the Community Media Advocacy Centre. In Jeppesen, S., and Sartoretto, P., (eds) Media Activist Research Ethics (pp. 109-129). LINK: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44389-4_6 2019 JOURNAL ARTICLE: King, Gretchen and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah (2019). Community radio […]

Relationship-Building

2021 INTERVIEW: January 27, 2021 – Laith Marouf was interviewed by J-Source’s Steph Wechsler for an article about the CBC license renewal titled “Groups, stakeholders criticize public broadcaster and regulator for neglecting equity, accountability in license renewal process” (READ). 2020 INTERVIEW: July 24, 2020 – Laith Marouf was interviewed by Broadcaster Dialogue on a podcast […]

Advocacy

2021 INTERVENTION: March 22, 2021 – CMAC submitted an intervention on the CRTC’s and broadcasters’ “duty to consult disAbility communities and their advocacy groups” as part of Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2021-69. CMAC’s intervention includes a letter of support for our advocacy work on this issue from the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN). FINAL SUBMISSION: […]

Learning

2017 CLASS PROJECT: In the fall semester, CMAC facilitated a class project with 17 undergraduate McGill students from COMS 355: Media Governance. The students engaged the IndigenousRadio.ca open access resources and conference archive to draft a “Policy Proposal” that includes Terms of Reference and an Indigenous Radio Policy. For many students it was the first […]

LETTER to welcome the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez

September 10, 2018 The Honourable Pablo RodriguezMinister of Canadian Heritage and MulticulturalismHouse of CommonsOttawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 RE: COMMUNITY MEDIA ADVOCACY CENTRE (CMAC) Dear Minister Rodriguez, The Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC) extends its congratulations and warmest wishes to you as Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. CMAC’s Board of Directors and consulting staff share […]

LETTER to Welcome Chair

February 20, 2018 Chairperson Ian ScottCanadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2 RE: COMMUNITY MEDIA ADVOCACY CENTRE (CMAC) Dear Mr. Scott, 1. The Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC) extends a warm welcome to you as Chair of the CRTC. CMAC’s Board of Directors and consulting staff share their kindest regards as we take […]

LETTER Re: Racial equity, Reconciliation and the CRTC

April 24, 2017 To: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of CanadaThe Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of CanadaThe Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage Re: Racial equity, Reconciliation and the CRTC Dear Excellency, Prime Minister, and Minister, 1. The Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC) writes to share concerns related […]

LETTER: Re. Dismissal of CRTC Commissioner Raj Shoan

Urban Alliance on Race Relations: info@urbanalliance.caCommunity Media Advocacy Centre: cmac@riseup.net September 6, 2016                   To: The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage Cc. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais Re. Dismissal of CRTC Commissioner Raj Shoan Dear Honourable Minister Joly, 1. The […]