November 02, 2011 09:00 ET

ACTRA-Canadian Performers Lobby on the Hill: Canadian Content in a Digital World: Our Stories on Every Screen

Notice To Book An Interview

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) - Canadian stars are heading to Ottawa for a two-day lobbying blitz for meetings with Members of Parliament and Senators on November 2 & 3. Performers will be speaking to MPs about the contribution Canadian content creation makes to our culture and the digital economy through jobs and innovation.

ACTRA National President Ferne Downey will be joined by Canadian performers from coast-to-coast, including: Peter Keleghan (18 to Life, Murdoch Mysteries), Fiona Reid (Stoked, One Week), Angela Asher (18 to Life), Leah Pinsent (ReGenesis, Made in Canada), Jackson Davies (Beachcombers), Grace Lynn Kung (InSecurity) and more!

Canadian content is not only critical to our national identity, but it is playing an increasingly important role in our nation's financial well-being. Canada's cultural industries together contribute more than $46 billion and more than 640,000 jobs to our economy.

Date: Wednesday, November 2 & Thursday, November 3, 2011
Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Agenda: Canadian Content in a Digital World: Our Voice on Every Screen

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

Contact Information

  • To book interviews, contact:
    Carol Taverner
    416.644.1519 or cell: 416.768.3336