Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Screen Industry Wants Code of Conduct to Deal with Sexual Misconduct

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Screen Industry Wants Code of Conduct to Deal with Sexual Misconduct

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Canadian screen industry discusses new code of conduct

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TORONTO - Groups that represent actors, talent agencies, directors and other employees of Canada's film and television industry say a code of conduct will be one of several steps toward tackling sexual harassment in the industry.

More than a dozen organizations met on Thursday in Toronto to discuss what can be done to curb the problem.

They issued a statement that says a code of conduct would clearly define what is inappropriate behaviour as well as what the consequences would be for those who commit such actions.

Some in the industry say sexual misconduct has long been a reality in Canada's film scene, and they contend it's a problem that appears to be growing.

The recent revelations of sex-related allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and other prominent celebrities has shone a light on sexual harassment in the industry. …

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