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Canada’s culture workers demand government action

Briefs | 05/23/2008 4:15 pm EDT

Canadian actor R.H. Thomson and labour activists from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) media caucus will hold a new conference Monday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at  the CLC Convention in Toronto to outline cultural issues. Thomson will join with other workers in media and culture, including Communications, Entergy and Paperworkers Union VP Peter Murdoch, in calling for government action to stop the censorship provisions of Bill C-10, limit foreign ownership of media companies, stop further media convergence, fix the crisis in Canadian dramatic television programming and restore local news. The CLC affiliated unions include: the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists; the American Federation of Musicians; the Canadian Auto Workers Union; the Canadian Union of Public Employees; the CEP; Communications Workers of America/Syndicat des communications d’Amérique; the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Teamsters Canada; and the United Steelworkers. The news conference will take place in Room 203 D Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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