[Sjsall] Request from Friends of Canadian Musicians

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Dear Friends of SJS,

Please see the request below for support for a petition in support of Canadian musicians.

Regards, Margo

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

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Hello friends,

A group of us have formed Friends of Canadian Musicians, to advocate for strong government support for performing musicians during the covid-19 pandemic. We have just submitted a petition to Parliament, which I hope you will read and sign. It is not long, but makes the basic case for support, so that our music eco-system can survive. The petition calls for the federal government to

1. Guarantee CERB funding or its equivalent for musicians and technical supporters until the summer of 2021;

2. Fund and extend the music ecosystem support models such as SoundON from British Colombia across the country; and

3. Create project funds that go directly to musicians for developing music content through virtual platforms.

Please distribute this message widely to musicians and fans of music (basically everyone!). It is crucial that the petition receive many signatories this month, as the federal government crafts its Throne Speech.

Here is the link for you to sign on: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2818

Many thanks,

bill

William K. Carroll

Professor of Sociology and Co-director, the Corporate Mapping Project

University of Victoria

Unceded Coast Salish Territory

3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria BC V8P 5C2
Canada

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