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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

“Since I became a professional musician in 2001, I have had to get used to being a marketer, a promoter, a data entry clerk, a driver, a travel agent, a social media expert and a paralegal in order to make a living as singer/songwriter/violinist. This is our new reality. With all these things combined – the wearing of so many different hats, the big question is when can we possibly write and create new material?

We artists are an essential part of the economic and political fabric of our society but more importantly – we are the dreamers and the believers. I challenge our government to partner with us, the creators, to put Canada’s creators at the heart of our cultural policy”

Miranda Mulholland, Professional Musician

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