Actors poised to strike

Canada's actors have handed a hefty bargaining chip - in the form of an overwhelming vote to strike - to their reps in the continuing face-off against the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, the Canadian Film & Television Production Association and its Quebec counterpart, APFTQ.

Production of television and radio advertising would definitely be adversely affected if Canadian actors make good on the mandate to strike they gave their bargaining committee yesterday. But the ultimate showdown on this dust-up won’t take place until next summer, MiC has been told by a spokesperson for the Institute of Commercials & Advertising. So, as the English are fond of saying: Don’t worry, it may never happen.