November 15, 2010 08:49 ET

Media Advisory-Canadian Stars Tell Government: Content Is Our Future

Bill C-32 Must Be Fixed for Consumers and Creators

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) - On Tuesday, November 16, Canadian stars will hold a news conference as part of a two-day lobbying blitz to urge Members of Parliament to take a leading role in building a digital economy that values Canadian content and creators.

As Bill C-32, the new copyright legislation, heads to a Parliamentary Committee, performers will present amendments to make copyright work for both creators and consumers.

Time/Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Location: Charles Lynch Press Conference Room, 130-S Centre Block,
  Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Agenda: Bill C-32: the proposed copyright legislation

ACTRA National President Ferne Downey will be joined at the press conference by Wendy Crewson (ReGenesis), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas), and Peter Keleghan (18 to Life). Canadian performers participating in the lobby days include, Jayne Eastwood (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Art Hindle (Paradise Falls), Leah Pinsent (Made in Canada), Zaib Shaikh (Little Mosque on the Prairie), and R.H. Thomson (October 1970/ The Englishman's Boy).

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 21,000 members across Canada.

Contact Information

  • For more information and to schedule interviews:
    Carol Taverner
    Public Relations Officer
    Cell: (416)768-3336