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ACTRA MAGAZINE

ACTRA’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating

our Past,

Charting

our Future

By David Sparrow

Seventy-five years ago, an intrepid group of voice performers stormed

out of the CBC demanding better wages and a little respect for the work

they were doing entertaining Canadians. That strike was short-lived

and successful! Few recognized it as the spark that would create a vibrant

national union . . . ACTRA. In short order, groups inMontreal, Toronto,

Vancouver and Winnipeg realized there was strength in numbers. In

1943, they decided to form a national coalition.

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