In the news: ACTRA protests lack of Canadian shows

Marc Lostracco of the Torontoist reports on the ACTRA protest:

  • ACTRA Pickets Network Upfronts
    “The Canadian networks say they are investing significantly in domestic shows, pointing to Painkiller Jane (SciFi Channel), The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network), Little Mosque on the Prairie (CBC), Corner Gas (CTV) and the upcoming ‘Da Kink In My Hair (Global). CTV didn’t announce any new Canadian programming at Monday’s upfront. Global also recently launched the first season of The Best Years, through the show’s Yanna McIntosh, who plays school counsellor Ms. Dymond, was on the picket line. Actors Wendy Crewson, Gordon Pinsent and Colin Mochire also participated in the ACTRA protest.”