ACTRA welcomes Pablo Rodriguez as new Minister of Canadian Heritage

Toronto, ON (July 18, 2018) — ACTRA is welcoming Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez in his new role as Minister of Canadian Heritage.

“Canadian performers look forward to working with Mr. Rodriguez in his new position as Minister of Canadian Heritage,” said ACTRA National Executive Director Stephen Waddell. “Mr. Rodriguez’s work protecting and promoting culture as Opposition Critic provide him with an understanding of Canada’s screen-based industry. We look forward to continue working with him to strengthen our Canadian screen industry, promote Canadian talent and deal with the challenges of the digital shift.”

“We would also like to thank the honourable Mélanie Joly for her efforts to protect and promote Canada’s cultural sector while she served as Minister of Canadian Heritage and wish her much success in her new role as Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.”

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 25,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


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