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CMPA statement on WGC strike authorization vote


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications

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TORONTO, April 25, 2024 — In response to the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) strike authorization vote announcement this morning, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has released the following statement from Sean Porter, the CMPA’s Vice-President, National Industrial Relations and Counsel.

“The CMPA remains at the table and is committed to a negotiated settlement with the WGC.

Canadian producers value the work of Canadian screenwriters and sincerely believe that future Canadian projects should be written by humans, not AI algorithms.

We believe a labour dispute would be extremely damaging to the domestic Canadian film and television production sector and we remain focused on successfully concluding negotiations.”


The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production, and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema, and digital media channels. For 75 years, the CMPA has worked to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences.

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Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA