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2012 Press Releases Archive
IPA Ballots in the Mail – Vote YES
December 13th, 2012 - If you are a member eligible to vote on the ratification of the new 2013-2015 Independent Production Agreement (IPA), keep your eyes on that mailbox! Your ballot is in the mail and should be at your doorstep shortly. Please vote YES! Your ballot must be recieved by the Scrutineer no later than 5:00pm EST [...]
Take Action to Stop Bill C-377!
December 7th, 2012 - The Conservative Government is in the process of ramming through the “anti-union” Bill C-377 in the House of Commons. Take action now to stop this unprecedented attack.
ACTRA Secures New Independent Production Deal
December 1st, 2012 - Canadian performers today announced they have reached tentative terms for renewal of their Independent Production Agreement (IPA). Upon ratification of the tentative agreement performers will receive a rate increase of 6% over the three year term of the agreement.
Jacob Leibovitch appointed ACTRA Director of Research
November 26th, 2012 - Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director today announced that Jacob Leibovitch has been appointed ACTRA’s National Director of Research effective immediately.
Canadian Performers & Producers Urge Governement to Support Bill C-427
November 7th, 2012 - Performers and producers are rallying in support of Bill C-427 which will be voted on in the House of Commons today. ACTRA and the CMPA are uniting in support of the long overdue measures which would bring tax fairness to self-employed workers in the cultural sector.
Conservative cuts silence important voice for Canadian culture
October 30th, 2012 - Canadian performers voiced their disappointment today at the government’s failure to support the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) which has been a critical voice for arts and culture for more than six decades. .
ACTRA, APFTQ & CMPA Commence IPA Bargaining
October 30th, 2012 - The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) commence negotiation of the Independent Production Agreement (IPA) today.
Marit Stiles appointed ACTRA’s National Director, Public Policy & Communications
October 26th, 2012 - Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director of ACTRA, today announced that Marit Stiles will be ACTRA’s new National Director, Public Policy and Communications.
ACTRA Lobbies Ottawa for Global & Domestic Support for Canadian Performers
October 19th, 2012 - OTTAWA – Actors from across Canada this week met with Members of Parliament and Senators on behalf of ACTRA’s 22,000 professional performers. ACTRA urged MPs and Senators from all parties to support a bill that would deliver income averaging for artists and called on the Canadian government to sign and ratify the Beijing Treaty
Performers Commend CRTC On Standing Up For Canadian Audiences
October 19th, 2012 - Canada’s professional performers appreciate today’s announcement that the CRTC is not approving the sale of Astral Media’s broadcast assets to BCE.
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