TORONTO, ON – ACTRA National President David Sparrow along with a group of some of Canada’s best-known performers and creators are calling on the federal government to move forward and pass legislation to amend the Broadcasting Act.
The tragic and devastating news about the recent discovery of the mass burial site near the Kamloops Indian Residential School containing the bodies of 215 children serves as a heartbreaking reminder and reconfirms how crucial it is for everyone to continue the journey towards truth and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
TORONTO, ON – With a revised Charter statement and testimony from Heritage Minister Guilbeault and Justice Deputy Minister Drouin now complete and an expert panel imminent, Canadian Heritage Committee members must commit to resuming its clause-by-clause review of Bill C-10 immediately so we can get this much-needed legislation passed.
TORONTO, ON — 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.
TORONTO, ON — ACTRA applauds the federal government for including strong financial supports for Canada’s screen-based production industry in today’s Federal Budget announcement. Specifically, increased investments in the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Telefilm Canada, Indigenous Screen Office, National Film Board (NFB) and CBC/Radio-Canada.
TORONTO, ON — ACTRA National President David Sparrow and National Executive Director Marie Kelly represented Canadian performers today before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to sound the alarm about a proposal in Bill C-10 that could significantly reduce the requirement to use Canadian creativity and talent.