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Photo Credit: Heather Pollock

“We’ve seen firsthand the respect that Canada’s music gets in other parts of the world. The support we’ve traditionally given our creators is also well-recognized. But Canada should have an updated system that continues to treat artists fairly, especially as technological changes make it more difficult for them to be compensated for their work.”

Suzie Ungerleider, Professional Musician, Oh, Susanna

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“We strongly support the endeavors of Manitoba Music, the Canadian Independent Music Association, Music Canada and other artistic stakeholders in their call to put creators at the forefront of the Government of Canada’s upcoming cultural policy reforms. Supporting our musicians is now more important than ever, especially considering the US Citizen and Immigration Services’ recent punitive announcement that it will be substantially increasing our I-129 visa filing fees to tour south of the border. We encourage our government to seek new ways and strategies to provide economic opportunities in Canada’s cultural and creative sectors, as this is our livelihood and the way that we support our families.”

Lisa Saunders, Professional Musician, Ashes and Dreams

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