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The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #37 — Leanne Allen


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.    Leanne Allen is an award-winning producer, photographer and actor based in Victoria. She produces a [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Asks, Do We Dare Ever Take a Holiday?


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Aside from asking what should I charge, it is [Read the full article…]

Media lawyer advises freelancers to beware of indemnity clauses


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As indemnification clauses continue to appear in freelance contracts, one media lawyer advises freelancers to be careful what they sign. Daniel Burnett, with Vancouver’s Owen Bird Law Corporation, said the potential consequences of indemnifying a publication against expenses that might [Read the full article…]

Mid-Summer Salvo from CMG Freelance President Don Genova


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As freelancers wend our way through summer I hope everyone has some sort of opportunity to take time for yourself and not your clients. I know, I know, freelancers never take vacation! But seriously, for your physical and mental health, [Read the full article…]

It’s time for government to act on a growing abuse of workers


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Why Canada should follow others and take on fake ‘independent contractors’ An op-ed by Lise Lareau, Canadian Media Guild and Chris Roberts, Canadian Labour Congress As Ottawa considers revisions to federal labour standards, it’s time for a reckoning: thousands of [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #36 — Sharon J. Riley


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“I do think we could band together and fight for our rights. Right now we all live in our own little worlds and we have no idea what other freelancers are doing”

Factual TV workers summer social in Toronto July 19


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If you work in factual TV in the Toronto area you’re invited to a social night hosted by the Canadian Media Guild. This event is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Bier Markt King West (600 King St W). The social [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer attends a CBC info session hosted by Field and Post


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   The scene: A downtown Vancouver conference centre during [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer June 26-July 3


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance members gain access to National NewsMedia Council support


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As part of a new agreement between the two organizations, CMG Freelance members are now able to access the National NewsMedia Council’s pre-publication support and ethics advice. The council is offering consulting and support via phone or email to freelance [Read the full article…]