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Joint Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage The Honorable Melanie Joly re: CRTC Appointments
March 28, 2017 – ACTRA joins Canadian Film and Television organizations to share the views of members of the Canadian screen based media industry with respect to open CRTC positions.
(French Version)

Standing Committee on International Trade: Trans-Pacific Partnership Submission
January 27, 2017  – ACTRA submission to the Standing Committee on International Trade recommending it reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement because it will restrict Canada’s right to implement the full range of cultural policies Canadians need.

Department of Canadian Heritage: Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World
November 25, 2016 – ACTRA’s recommendations regarding progressive policies needed in this digital age.

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2016)

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage: Review of the Canadian feature film industry
May 6, 2015 – Ottawa; Sarah Gadon (Actor, ACTRA Member) & Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Department of Finance: GST/HST taxation on e-commerce sales to Canadians by foreign-based vendors
June 10, 2014 – ACTRA’s reply to Department of Finance’s invitation in its 2014 budget for comment on whether the government should require foreign-based vendors to register with the Canada Revenue Agency and to charge the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) when they make e-commerce sales to residents of Canada.

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2014)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2013)

Legislative Committee: Bill C-11
March 7, 2012 – Bill C-11: the Copyright Modernization Act (Ottawa); Ferne Downey (Actor, President of ACTRA National & Recording Artists Collecting Society) appears before the Parliamentary committee to review this bill

Legislative Committee: Bill C-32
February 8th, 2011 – Bill C-32: an Act to amend the Copyright Act (Ottawa); Ferne Downey (Actor, ACTRA National President) & Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2011)

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage:  “Study on the impacts of private television ownership changes and the move towards more viewing platforms”
December 7th, 2010 – Ferne Downey (Actor, ACTRA National President) & Joanne Deer (ACTRA National Director of Public Policy and Communications)

Government of Canada: “Telecommunications and Broadcasting: Keep it Canadian”
July 29, 2010 – Joint written submission by ACTRA & AFM as part of the government of Canada’s Consultation on Foreign Investment in Telecommunications

Government of Canada: “Canadian Content: Creating the Digital Economy”
July 10, 2010 – Joint written submission by ACTRA & AFM as part of the government of Canada’s Consultation on Canada’s Digital Economy

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage: “Emerging and digital media: opportunities and challenges”
May 31, 2010 – submission regarding the Heritage Committee’s study on the “Emerging and digital media: opportunities and challenges;” Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage: “Emerging and Digital Media: Opportunities and Challenges”
April 27th, 2010 – Ottawa; Tyrone Benskin (Actor, ACTRA National Vice-President) & Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology: “Canada’s Foreign Ownership Rules and Regulations in the Telecommunications Sector”
April 26, 2010 – submission regarding Industry Committee’s study on “Canada’s Foreign Ownership Rules and Regulations in the Telecommunications Sector” by Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology: Foreign ownership
April 1st, 2010 – Ottawa; Ferne Downey (Actor, ACTRA National President) & Stephen Waddell, (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2010)

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage: “Evolution of the Television Industry in Canada and its Impact on Local Communities”
May 13, 2009 – submission regarding the Heritage Committee’s study on the “Evolution of the Television Industry in Canada and its Impact on Local Communities;” Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities: Bill C-56
November 24th, 2009 – Bill C-56: an Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Ottawa); Ferne Downey (Actor, ACTRA National President) & Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Competition Policy Review Panel: “Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge”
January 11, 2008 – Joint written response by ACTRA & WGC on the panel’s consultation paper, “Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge”

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2008)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2007)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2006)

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage: “Feature Film Policy Review Consultations”
February 18, 2005 – Written submission by Stephen Waddell (ACTRA National Executive Director)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2005)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2004)

Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Submission (2003)

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