TORONTO, ON (October 26, 2021) — Canadian performers are welcoming back the Honourable Pablo Rodríguez as our new Minister of Canadian Heritage.

“We look forward to working with Minister Rodríguez once again in his role as Minister of Canadian Heritage,” said ACTRA National President Eleanor Noble. “Minister Rodríguez has a solid understanding of the issues facing Canada’s screen-based industry in today’s digital age. We appreciate the Government’s commitments to our industry, and we are eager to get to work. ACTRA is ready to provide Minister Rodríguez with any support he requires so he can implement these commitments as soon as possible. Our priority will be the introduction of new legislation to modernize Canada’s Broadcasting Act to ensure all broadcasters contribute equitably to the creation and promotion of Canadian content regardless of the broadcasting platform.”

“We would also like to thank the Honourable Steven Guilbeault for his efforts to protect and promote Canada’s cultural sector while he served as Minister of Canadian Heritage, especially his support in helping our industry reopen after the initial COVID-19 lockdown and his attempts to modernize Canada’s broadcasting legislation. We wish him success in his new role as Minister of Environment and Climate Change,” added Noble.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 27,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


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