TORONTO, ON (May 10, 2021) — Following a week of debate amongst Canadian Heritage Committee members about Bill C-10, an Act to amend the Broadcasting Act, ACTRA is now urging all parties to put politics aside and pass Bill C-10.

“The Broadcasting Act in its current form is outdated. It does not reflect the modern digital era and continues to put Canadian creators and broadcasters at a disadvantage,” said ACTRA National President David Sparrow. “Bill C-10 is an overdue but positive first step in modernizing our broadcasting system – one that will benefit Canadian culture, our economy and our creators.”

While ACTRA was pleased to see Canadian democracy at work over the past week with Members of Canada’s Heritage Committee holding a healthy debate about the Bill, it is time for all parties to work together to pass this much-need legislation as soon as possible.

About ACTRA:
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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Media Contact:
Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, tel: 416-644-1519, email: ctaverner@actra.ca

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