Radio & Television

Minister Guilbeault gives entertainment workers some hope in Covid-19 crisis

TORONTO – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees met with Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault to discuss ways in which the federal government could best support the entertainment industry and its workers. IATSE represents technicians, artisans and craftspeople in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, as well as motion picture and television production. The conference-call meeting included 40 IATSE local union leaders who stressed the Covid-19 pandemic has brought economic hardship to all workers, but with virtually 100% unemployment, the entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard. “Minister Guilbeault spoke knowledgably about the situation facing workers in both...