The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) says it met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday and urged him to make Canada’s content creation sector a priority. In a release, ACTRA said its president Ferne Downey and executive director Stephen Waddell, along with Canadian actors Jay Baruchel, Peter Keleghan, Alison Pill and Leah Pinsent, attended the meeting with Harper. “Our message was simple: We need continued, stable government support for our content-creating industry,” Downey said in the release. “We want to generate investment and sell our Canadian stories to the world.” ACTRA said it thanked the Prime Minister for making the Canada Media Fund (CMF) permanent. The union also urged Harper to continue investing in content and to create more incentives for private investment in the Canadian television and film sector, the release said. ACTRA said it also discussed copyright laws and the ability of entrepreneurs to build their businesses by controlling and profiting from their intellectual property. The meeting follows two days of lobbying on Parliament Hill this month, during which the union’s members held nearly 50 meetings with MPs.