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The Role

The role of the federal government is not about appointing your buddies to positions of power (i.e. the CRTC, senate or other influential governing bodies), but about being accountable to the very people who elected you in the first place.


ACTRA asked each of the four main parties what role they would play in committing to issues affecting ACTRA members and our industry (specifically, creating and viewing Canadian content, and respecting Canadian creators). Please click on the links below to read each party’s feedback.

Liberal Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada (no response)
Green Party of Canada


Watch the video of the panel discussion on the future of screen-based industries that was co-hosted by ACTRA in Toronto on October 7, 2015. The discussion was moderated by Trina McQueen, and included panelists Liberal MP St├ęphane Dion and NDP MP Andrew Cash.


In the summer 2015 issue of ACTRA Magazine, Jacob Leibovitch provided us with a brief overview of the role government has played at a federal and provincial level in our industry over the past few years, and also gives us a timeline of the current federal government’s performance history. Click here to read his article.


Canadian Labour Congress (CLC):

Canadian Arts Coalition
Directors Guild of Canada
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
United Steelworkers of Canada

Elections Canada


Monday, September 28,2015 (Foreign Policy) – Munk School of Global Affairs and Aurea Foundation – participating parties: Conservatives, Liberals, NDP

Thursday, September 17, 2015 (Economy) – Globe and Mail – participating parties: Conservatives, Liberals, NDP

Thursday, August 6, 2015 (General) – Maclean’s National Leaders Debate – participating parties: Conservatives, Green Liberals, NDP

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