Since 1939, the National Film Board (NFB) has been creating award-winning work of world-wide renown. Its numerous artisans have made a significant contribution to promoting the Board and stand out by virtue of their commitment to social issues through their union.
In 2019, the federal agency celebrated its 80th anniversary, and can boast that it has been a finalist at the Oscars more often than any other film producer outside Hollywood.
Unfortunately, the atmosphere was not a festive one for employees, who took care of a large-scale move, in addition to always having to do more with less due to a lack of funds.
With a new budget soon to be tabled, the unions wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, requesting that this institution, which continues to promote Canadian culture and know-how the world over, receive greater funding.