Jusk Ask Campaign

Review of Federal Election asks from various organizations:
In our search for platforms of Election Asks published by arts organizations, we found five platforms published by five national organizations: ACTRA, Association of Canadian Publishers, Canadian Actors' Equity, the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expression, and Canadian Arts Coalition.

ACTRA has launched their Just Ask campaign. Their message? "Hit the hustings" this fall to ask at least one question on key issues facing the industry.

What does the ACP recommend in their report? "That the government increase the annual budget of the Canada Book Fund from $38.4 million to $58.4 million over five years or sooner, with proposed staged investments of $4 million annually beginning in 2020".

The CDCE and the Canadian Actors' Equity want the next Federal government to protect and promote Canadian culture online.

The Canadian Arts Coalition wants to see the Government of Canada "follow through on the planned increment of $35M to the Council’s budget in 2020-21 and to maintain the Council’s new base funding level of $362M in 2020-21 through 2024-25 to address important demographic changes." (from SK Arts Alliance newsletter)

One event. One question. Just Ask.

Cast, crew and creators are heading out this upcoming federal election and we’re going to make our voices heard!

In a “first of its kind” campaign, ACTRA, the DGC and the IATSE have joined together, asking members to pledge to attend one event and ask one question at an “all candidates” or town hall meeting during the fall federal election campaign. 

Sign up here and we’ll send you all the information you need to attend an event in your area with other members of the industry just like you. You can also check back at this site – and its French language counterpart “Je m’implique” – for sample question and all the information you’ll need to make an informed choice come election day. 

Your engagement is vital to our success in this campaign. With your help, we can protect the $9 billion in production in our industry each year and ensure investment in the creation of original Canadian programming for decades to come. 

Just Ask is a multi-organization campaign to mobilize cast, crew and creators from across the film & television industry to attend at least one election-related event and ask one question on key issues facing our industry.

Participating organizations:
Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).