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ACTRA calls on the Government to consult with Canadian creators, in response to Throne Speech

October 16, 2013

ACTRA is reaching out to the Canadian Government, following today’s Speech from the Throne, to work closely with the creative sector in their consultation and implementation of plans to unbundle television channels.

“While we were disappointed to not hear a clear commitment to support the Canadian cultural industry, an important sector and job-creator, we were pleased to see that the government took this opportunity to specifically state they will protect Canadian jobs while implementing their plans for unbundling,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director. “We look forward to hearing more details of the Government’s plans to protect Canadians from unreasonable fees and we will be reaching out to offer advice and assistance on behalf of the creative community of performers in Canada.”

Canada’s recorded media industry is a growing multi-billion dollar sector and key cultural and economic driver. In 2011 our film and television industry generated $20.4 billion dollars for the Canadian economy and supported 262,700 full time equivalent jobs.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


Contact: Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA, Tel: 416.644.1519

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