Showrunner Dennis Heaton is the new president of the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the organization said Monday. The two-year term is effective May 1 and will end on April 30, 2020, a press release said. A member of the guild since 2001 and serving on its council since 2012, Heaton has produced several shows and will head an upcoming Netflix Inc. program called The Order, the release noted. \u201cHis showrunning experience will hold us in good stead as we go into Independent Production Agreement bargaining within the next year,\u201d WGC executive director Maureen Parker said in the release. Also new to the WGC\u2019s council, spokesman Li Robbins said in an email, are writers and producers Alex Levine of Orphan Black fame and Marsha Greene of Mary Kills People.