Labor Lawyer Marie Kelly Replacing Top Canadian Actors Union Negotiator

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Stephen Waddell to Retire

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Stephen Waddell
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Waddell drove a hard bargain for local actors in labor talks with major Hollywood producers shooting in Canada.

Stephen Waddell, who as chief negotiator for Canada’s actors union ACTRA served as a nemesis for Hollywood producers shooting north of the border, is retiring after nearly three decades as national executive director.

He will be replaced as ACTRA’s chief negotiator and national executive director by veteran labor lawyer Marie Kelly, most recently CEO of the Ontario Nurses Association and before that a 22-year veteran with the United Steelworkers union.

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