Quebec Electoral Region
The Quebec region will elect one Councillor.
◄ Back to Council Elections 2018
Read Deena's Statement
I’ve worked under a range of contracts across the country for nearly 25 years, and I’ve been an active Equity member for much of that, serving on review committees and working groups, representing Equity in negotiation and at conferences, and generally sticking my oar in where there was work to be done.
I joined Council last term to learn more about Equity: its strengths, staff, tentacles, operations, and where support of the membership needed to grow. I’ve tapped my experience as a producer, co-ordinator, and community organizer on several committees, including Council Education and Renewal; Benefits, Fundraisers and Awards Events; Mental Health Research; and Diversity Committee (under which banner I organized Council trainings in Inclusion, and Indigeneity, and concluded The Equity Census). It’s been my honour to serve with tireless colleagues who have fleshed out my picture of the country. And at school talks, I’ve met new artists, who are showing us the way.
The world seemed simpler three years ago. It wasn’t. But our awareness and tolerance have irreversibly changed. To be an artist now is to be immersed in the discourse of discrimination, exclusion, appropriation, abuse. To be an artist now is still a tightrope. So we must mobilize our best creative and collaborative energy to advance the safety, well-being, and dignity of ALL.
Less me. More us. I’m still ready to pitch in.
Read Howard's Statement
I’m a professional actor, based in Montreal. I have served on ACTRA local Council for the last 13 years and also as National Equity Councillor for Quebec between 2012 and 2015. Striving for ways to make self-production more affordable and doable, as well as looking for efficiencies in similar services offered by the three unions I am a part of and trying to ensure we keep costs down at Equity, so we don’t have to go to membership for another dues increase for years to come, will always be the pillars of my approach to representing our needs as members.
I served on the Equity/ACTRA joint committee during my time as national councillor, and I’ve heard it has essentially died over the course of the last term. A pity, I think. If elected, I shall do my best to resurrect it and actually see if we can find ways to work together to bring our members more and better services throughout the country, without added costs to membership. I believe that, regardless of who we elect to Council this term, we will be well-represented, as I hold my fellow “opponents” in the highest esteem.