Status of Ontario Artists – a letter

Thank you for your interest to sign our letter to the Minister of Finance. The letter writing campaign is now closed. We will continue to advocate for Status of the Artist legislation that includes wording that addresses artist’s socio-economic standing; makes a commitment to developing a labour relations mechanism; and requires periodic reviews of the legislation.

If you want more information about Status of Ontario’s Artists Act, 2007, please read Bill 187 – Budget Measures and Interim Appropriation Act, 2007 / Schedule 39 / Status of Ontario’s Artists Act, 2007

CARFAC Ontario continues to urge the Minister of Finance, to amend Schedule 39 (Status of Ontario’s Artists Act, 2007) to include wording that:

  • addresses your socio-economic standing;
  • makes a commitment to developing a labour relations mechanism; and
  • requires periodic reviews of the legislation.

Thank you to the 180 artists who sent letters using our website. The following five key Members of Provincial Parliament received your submissions:

Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Ottawa South, Liberal.
Hon. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, Vaughan-King-Aurora, Liberal.
Hon. Caroline DiCocco, Minister of Culture, Sarnia-lambton, Liberal.
Cheri DiNovo, High Park-Parkdale, Culture Critic, NDP.
Julia Munro, York North, Culture Critic, PC.

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