Today’s Speech from the Throne is welcome news for Canada’s cultural industries

TORONTO, ON (November 23, 2021) – ACTRA welcomes the government’s commitment to support the Canadian creative industries in today’s Speech from the Throne.

“On behalf of performers from across Canada, we applaud the federal government’s announcement to re-introduce legislation to reform the Broadcasting Act and ensure web giants pay their fair share for the creation and promotion of Canadian content,” said ACTRA National President Eleanor Noble. “With our Canadian screen industry poised to grow exponentially in ambition, reach and profitability, the government is clearly signalling it is ready to seize this moment to strengthen our Canadian cultural industries.”

ACTRA looks forward to supporting our elected representatives so we can build a stronger country, including our ability to tell rich and diverse Canadian stories with the necessary tools for the 21st century. It is now up to our federal parties to work together to deliver real change for Canadians.

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, E-mail: ctaverner@actra.ca

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