“We should not have to move to the U.S. to make a basic living,” Black Canadian actors, producers, directors and writers urged in an open letter to the federal government.

Around 75 Black Canadian entertainment professionals, including top producers, actors and directors, have signed an open letter to the federal government in Ottawa — the top investor in local film and TV content —demanding an end to “systemically racist policies” that keep many from advancing their careers without heading to Los Angeles.

The July 13 letter sent to federal heritage minister Steven Guilbeault, who oversees investment in culturally-sensitive Canadian film and TV content, was signed by top producers like Jennifer Holeness, Sudz Sutherland, Floyd Kane and Damon

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