What Matters Most?

ACTRA puts issues affecting Canadian performers front and centre during election season so you can make an informed decision before you cast your vote.

Included below are downloadable resources, such as backgrounders and social media messaging, that shine a spotlight on the key cultural issues at stake in this election.

Key questions to ask candidates:

  1. Will you champion the modernization of the Broadcasting Act to include online broadcasters so that Canadian stories can be told by Canadian storytellers for years to come?
  2. Will you commit to dedicated enhanced long-term funding to Canada’s key cultural agencies, such as Telefilm Canada, Canada Media Fund, CBC/Radio-Canada, the National Film Board and the Indigenous Screen Office?
  3. Will you support the creation of a made-in-Canada copyright solution so performers can get the remuneration we are rightly owed for our work?
  4. Will you ensure a more secure, inclusive and sustainable future for all screen-industry workers?

Downloadable resources:

Backgrounders
A modernized Broadcasting Act
A made-in-Canada copyright solution
Stable investment in Canadian television and film production
An inclusive, secure and sustainable Canadian screen industry

Party Letters: Support for Canada’s screen-based industries
Liberal Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
Bloc Québécois
New Democratic Party of Canada (Read the NDP’s response)
Green Party of Canada

Industry resources:

Canadian Media Producers Association
The CMPA’s federal election page includes statements from the CMPA in response to each of the main federal parties’ platforms, party commitments, elections news and more.

Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
The CDCE has compiled an analysis of the main federal parties’ platforms and commitments as they pertain to the Canadian cultural industries.

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s party platform comparison examines where each of the parties stand on key cultural issues Friends has identified.

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