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National Day of Mourning, April 28th, 2014 - Today we remember Canadian workers who have been killed or injured on the job. As ACTRA performers, we know that sets can be dangerous workplaces. We will continue to work to ensure that all performers – and particularly those most at risk such as stunt performers and children – are given the protection they need to do their jobs in a safe environment.
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Government Must Step In to Support the CBC, April 10th, 2014 - ACTRA Calls for CBC to Focus on Distinctive Canadian Programming Toronto – Canadian performers are calling on the Conservative government to immediately commit to long-term, stable funding to sustain the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  ACTRA also stated that the CBC should be focusing on increasing production and distribution of distinctive, quality Canadian programming, particularly drama. The response [...]
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Juno Nominee Dave Faber and ACTRA RACS to call on Government to support Recording Artists, March 25th, 2014 - OTTAWA – Canadian musician and Juno Nominee Dave Faber and ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society Director Brad Keenan appear today before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as parliamentarians conduct a study of the Canadian Music Industry. “We’re looking to our elected leaders to step up and support the creation of great Canadian music by [...]
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ACTRA Names Jean Freeman 2014 Woman of the Year, March 6th, 2014 - Honour bestowed in celebration of International Women’s Day Toronto – ACTRA is shining the spotlight on Jean Freeman, ACTRA’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Each year ACTRA’s Women’s Committee bestows this honour on a woman who has shone both in her artistic and advocacy achievements.
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ACTRA renews commitment to the Actor’s Fund of Canada, February 21st, 2014 - ACTRA will renew its support for the work of the Actors’ Fund of Canada by making a $15,000 contribution. National President Ferne Downey made the announcement this morning at CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference.
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Government’s budget missing critical opportunity to boost Canadian film & TV industry, February 11th, 2014 - Canadian performers were disappointed today with the federal government’s lack of recognition and support for the Canadian film, television and digital media industry.
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