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Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault

Dear member,

Here is the letter, co-signed by IATSE 514, that was sent yesterday to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault.

Montreal, March 18, 2020

The Honourable Steven Guilbault
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Canadian Government

Subject: Impact of coronavirus on the Quebec culture industry

Mr. Minister,

Our nine associations represent tens of thousands of artists and artists’ organizations.of professionals who have decided to work together on issues

As you know, Quebec’s cultural community and the entire activities in the creative economy are heavily affected by the coronavirus crisis. Several productions and events are cancelled or postponed. We ourselves had to resign ourselves to asking yesterday the Government of Quebec to order a halt to filming judged non-essential until further notice, due to the significant risks of contamination during filming in both television and cinema, and to comply with public health regulations.

We didn’t do it out of the goodness of our hearts, because if we’re concerned for the health of our loved ones and our own, we are just as much of a family as we are of an individual. our economic situation. As do many of our fellow citizens, our status as freelancers and the precariousness of our conditions means that everything work stoppage inevitably results in a drop in income immediately.

We therefore solemnly appeal to you to ensure that the Government of Canada Announces Measures to Improve the Quality of Life of Canadians support without delay to enable artists and craftspeople to look forward to the next few months with some financial serenity. Whether it is through the employment insurance program, Telefilm Canada, the Media Fund or any other relevant program, every instruments of government intervention must be made available to the artists and craftspeople so that, as soon as the crisis is over, the events and the quality productions that have made our reputation. can resume without delay and in the best possible conditions with a view to preserve our ecosystem and ensure the sustainability of our industry.

Thank you for your attention to our joint approach and we look forward to working with you. assure you of our fullest cooperation.

Yours sincerely

Daintry Dalton
Regional Executive Director
Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)

Christian Bergeron
Agent d’affaires
Alliance internationale des employés de scène, de théâtre et de cinéma des États-Unis, de ses territoires et du Canada
(IATSE 514)

Christian Lemay
Directeur des affaires régionales
Alliance internationale des employés de scène, de théâtre et de cinéma des États-Unis, de ses territoires et du Canada
(IATSE 667)

Dominic Pilon
Alliance québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l’image et du son (AQTIS)

Gabriel Pelletier
Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ)

Bethan Mowat
Guilde canadienne des réalisateurs – Conseil du Québec (DGC – Québec)

Luc Fortin
Guilde des musiciens et des musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ)

Mathieu Plante
Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC)

Edgar Bori
Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ)

Sophie Prégent
Union des artistes (UDA)

With solidarity,
The IATSE 514 team

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