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Photo Credit: Jacklyn Atlas

“The Canadian Copyright Act has ensured that I maintain ownership of my work and receive payment when others utilize that work connected to revenue gaining activities. In the digital age, writers are seeing wider distribution without compensation.  It is harder to earn a living, which truly makes it harder to keep creating.  I sincerely hope that the Canadian government recognizes the substantial contribution of creative artists to the cultural tapestry of Canada and ensures that through fair compensation, we can keep Canadian culture strong and vibrant.”

Scott White, Playwright/Composer/Librettist

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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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