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Coronavirus Information for TMA149 Members – August 20 and 21, 2020

To our Members, Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extension The Government of Canada has announced that eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended from maximum 24 weeks of support to maximum 28 weeks of support.  Our understanding is that the extension is made possible by regulation versus parliamentary approval, and therefore the […]

CFM Written Submission for Federal Pre-Budget Consultations and Canadian Heritage

Submission for Federal Pre-Budget Consultation Recommendation 1 (CERB): That the government extend the CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) until at least March 31, 2021, but preferably until all crowd prohibitions have been lifted and government allows live performance venues to reopen. OR: That the government extend the CERB (as above) and restrict the extension to […]

TMA149 Understanding of Stage 3 Reopening Rules and Request for Changes

Here is a summary of our understanding of the key Stage 3 Guidelines for musical performances: Rehearsals, Recording and Scoring Sessions, and Streaming Performances Without an Audience Musicians performing on acoustic, electric, electronic and computer based instruments in a studio or location not open to the general public may do so without a set limit […]

Coronavirus Information for TMA149 Members – June 10, 2020

To our Members, Bill in the House regarding the CERB and other Measures We have been working together collectively as a membership for the extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit for musicians. Both you and TMA149 represented by the Federation’s Vice President from Canada Alan Willaert, joined together with a coalition of performing arts workers in […]