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Employment Insurance and the Film and Television Industry – Andrew Cash, NDP, Comment in the House of Commons

September 26th, House of Commons debate on changes to Employment Insurance legislation Andew Cash (NDP) “Let us take the $5 billion TV and film industry which employs about 130,000 people on a project-by-project basis. In between projects, workers are out there hustling for their next gig. That is how this works. To force them from their field is to rip the muscle right out of the sector. Why is the government weakening the Canadian arts and culture industries just at the time when they are becoming world leaders?”

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Pre-Budget Consultations 2012

Read the concerns and opinions of many organizations, including the CCA, before the upcoming budget is released. http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=5709773&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1

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Finance Committee – Bill C-38 – Museums

Issues regarding Museums Meeting 67: May 31st 2012 Mr. John McAvity (Executive Director, Canadian Museums Association): I’m very pleased to be here, and for a couple of reasons. One reason is that I feel right at home in this room, because this structure, this building we’re in, used to be the Museum of Contemporary Photography. I remember touring it before it was officially opened.   The CMA is very pleased to be here to discuss division 47 of the bill, which includes the amendments for Canada’s travelling exhibitions program.   But first, before I go into...

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Finance Committee – Bill C-38 – Budget Initiatives on Culture, the CBC and the Audiovisual Sector

Budget Initiatives on culture, the CBC and the audiovisual sector Meeting 67, May 31st 2012  Ms. Karen Wirsig (Communication Policy, Canadian Media Guild): My name is Karen Wirsig. I’m the communications coordinator for the Canadian Media Guild, a union that represents 6,000 media workers across the country. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today.   Bill C-38 is a massive undertaking that changes an astounding number of pieces of legislation to enact a budget that itself makes fundamental changes to what our government does and how it does it.   It’s...

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