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ACTRA again decries broadcasters’ dearth of Cancon

OTTAWA – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) was quick to criticize Canadian broadcasters for being “nothing more than simulcasters”.After the conventional broadcasters unveiled their Fall programming schedules this week, ACTRA expressed disappointment with the dearth of Canadian programming in primetime, and amount of U.S. simulcast programming.  Global has no Canadian drama in primetime on its Fall schedule, while CityTV, CTV and CTV Two each have one hour.“Canadian broadcasters are nothing more than simulcasters,” said national president Ferne Downey, in a statement. “We need a healthy broadcasting system and I just don’t see how our Canadian broadcasters...