Canadian Live Music Petition
2013-09-01 by Cultclassical | 47 Comments
The Canadian government has caused a bit of a stir with their new regulations affecting the price venues pay for their live acts. According to the Calgary Herald, many smaller venues like coffee shops and bars will have to pay up to four times the amount to put up international artists. Application fees of $275 per musician and crew along with an extra $150 for each approved application are among the changes expected to pass.

The website change.org has started a petition for those who would rather not this happen and along with more details on the issue can be accessed here:

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/canadian-government-don-t-ruin-live-music-with-425-00-charge-per-international-artist-per-performance-in-canada
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eleventhsun
September 1st 2013
1475 Comments


Heard about this before, bullshit. I don't know how much sway these online petitions have but I signed and shared.

Spec
September 1st 2013
27298 Comments


Me neither but I signed.

I'm usually pretty stoked to live in Canada but this is embarrassing.

tommygun
September 1st 2013
25413 Comments


is this a joke

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eleventhsun
September 1st 2013
1475 Comments


Nope it's not a joke, this is for real and I live in the most populated city in the country so I would be utterly devastated if this happened.

Unbelievable really.

Calc
September 1st 2013
12363 Comments


Did not think they would put this on the front page lol

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MrxSelfxDestruct
September 1st 2013
495 Comments


Sign this, for my sake.

guitarded_chuck
September 1st 2013
3306 Comments


I sure fucking hope we get rid of Harper in the next election

eleventhsun
September 1st 2013
1475 Comments


I don't go for any of that BS, I have my ways. But the guy is a total dick, so I agree.

Spec
September 1st 2013
27298 Comments


I defs didn't vote for him. Just the rich, white Christian vote.

eleventhsun
September 2nd 2013
1475 Comments


All the younger and more progressive crowd voted NDP. Its just most people are on to their bullshit and don't vote, therefore the old folks have substantial numbers. Also, there is new evidence that proves the cons rigged the election.

guitarded_chuck
September 2nd 2013
3306 Comments


I've always voted and supported NDP. I might have to go Liberal for this next election though just because Trudeau might actually be able to oust Harper.

Apollo
September 2nd 2013
10373 Comments


Doesn't matter which political party is in power, rich politicians will fuck the lower and middle classes because ultimately they don't care about us. Anyone hoping that Trudeau or any other shithead politician will be any different from Harper needs to wake up.

eleventhsun
September 2nd 2013
1475 Comments


Yea I agree Apollo, that's why I said I have my ways. I don't subscribe to any of it.

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 2nd 2013
495 Comments


Don't trust anyone who's being paid

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2013
24098 Comments


can we please talk about the tar sands?

fuck the tar sands. I hope Harper gets terminal inoperable cancer.

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MrxSelfxDestruct
September 2nd 2013
495 Comments


Or the cowardly felatio he performs on China by letting them invest in them after he said he never would.

I have nothing against the Chinese people, but no one should enable their insane government.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/voter-suppression-scandal-will-be-a-test-of-harpers-leadership/article549823/

Class A tool.

Those smear campaigns on Justin Trudeau really took shots at discrediting Canadian politics in a huge way as well (not to mention the comments about Quebec were completely out of context, have some respect for the intelligence of your country's citizens). I'm getting sick of being represented by a bunch of greedy corporate sheep.

eleventhsun
September 2nd 2013
1475 Comments


I don't fall for the obvious trickery but I worked on an interview with Justin Trudeau last year and it's no surprise why
people like the guy, he cried in front of everyone. Also the marijuana legalization thing is huge right now. I try to keep my
nose out of politics but it seems this fellow has some pretty strong support.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2013
24098 Comments


they're all shitheads but I don't care; elect someone who will stop the tar sands. it's kind of fucked how no one is talking about the most environmentally destructive project ever conducted by humankind. that's some grade-A greenwashing right there.

NonApplicable
September 2nd 2013
2011 Comments


Stay on topic and get off your soapboxes please. If you want to talk strictly politics, email eachother or start a group chat on a messaging client. This is about music relating to poitics.

ShadowRemains
September 2nd 2013
21617 Comments


I try to keep my
nose out of politics but it seems this fellow has some pretty strong support.


also because his father was one of the more popular prime ministers we have had

anyway this idea is a complete joke, whoever came up with it was smokin something fierce

Calc
September 2nd 2013
12363 Comments


lol thread went rogue

Cygnatti
September 2nd 2013
22285 Comments


I love where this thread is going. I'm completely clueless with Canadian politics so this interest me. :]

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NonApplicable
September 2nd 2013
2011 Comments


Honestly it's fine. There are always going to be crazy things happening(this regulation for example), but the majority of Canadian politics is very good.

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 2nd 2013
495 Comments


It looks like your authoritative tone was..






NON-APPLICABLE

Zeiu
September 2nd 2013
167 Comments


What exactly are they trying to do? I need a retards summary, thanks.

Tyrannic
September 2nd 2013
3262 Comments


If godspeed was international, they would bring in bookoo bucks then damn wow



MrxSelfxDestruct
September 2nd 2013
495 Comments


They're trying to make it that paid musicians have to pay like $500 dollars per member to play shows.

DO the math.

eleventhsun
September 2nd 2013
1475 Comments


"Stay on topic and get off your soapboxes please. If you want to talk strictly politics, email eachother or start a group chat
on a messaging client. This is about music relating to poitics."

Starting to sound like the government with that attitude

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 2nd 2013
495 Comments


Buddy needs to get the stick out of his ass.

Upon further research I've found that our discussion affects you as much as my ball scratching. E z princess.

NonApplicable
September 2nd 2013
2011 Comments


Dude, it simple as this... Stay On Topic. It doesn't matter what your or my opinions/views on Harper and his party are, they're irrelevant to this conversation. That's why you can report a post for being... You guessed it! OFF TOPIC.

DatBeefPudding
September 2nd 2013
1362 Comments


as a canadian i am ashamed the government would put such a ridiculous rule into action.

how does this benefit anyone? fuck sakes.

eleventhsun
September 2nd 2013
1475 Comments


How is it off topic to talk about government policies and the source of these problems?

Duckman118
September 2nd 2013
327 Comments


Seriously though, fuck this idea.

Spec
September 2nd 2013
27298 Comments


@DatBeefPudding

It solely benefits our "rich Canadian culture."

Lol.

ShadowRemains
September 3rd 2013
21617 Comments


NonApplicable shut the fuck up. if we want to talk about that stuff in here then we will. stop trying to earn a hall monitor badge or something.


this

those were some seriously annoying posts

MO
September 3rd 2013
19077 Comments


"It doesn't matter what your or my opinions/views on Harper and his party are, they're irrelevant to this conversation."

...but...him and his party are the ones that passed this shit stain of a bill so it's pretty on topic

NonApplicable
September 3rd 2013
2011 Comments


...but...him and his party are the ones that passed this shit stain of a bill so it's pretty on topic

I'm referring to "Or the cowardly felatio he performs on China by letting them invest in them after he said he never would." and "they're all shitheads but I don't care; elect someone who will stop the tar sands.".

It's equivalent to someone trying to shove religion down our throats. I'm not saying any of them are wrong, just be respectful of how others feel.

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 3rd 2013
495 Comments


I don't care if I offend anyone on the other end of that argument. Go pound sand.

If you think it's ok to poison our land/people while supporting a corrupt government that neglects the health and safety of its citizens and suppresses freedom of speech with torture and persecution then you can blow it out your ass.

eleventhsun
September 3rd 2013
1475 Comments


^ Fuck yea

Hep Kat
September 3rd 2013
15399 Comments


waqit whoa you guys whoa


ur tellin me cananandnanada has politics?????????

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MrxSelfxDestruct
September 3rd 2013
495 Comments


I appreciate your effort

DatBeefPudding
September 3rd 2013
1362 Comments


@spec

does they really give that as reasoning behind this decision? my god... i just facepalmed so hard. god politics are so messed up.

EDIT: that's not even drawing attention to the fact that Canada as a whole essentially lacks any culture whatsoever. we're just a melting pot that sucks the D of the American media lol

NonApplicable
September 3rd 2013
2011 Comments


I don't care if I offend anyone on the other end of that argument. Go blow it out your ass.

Jesus Christ! If you want to prove a point, anger and insults are not the solutions. Also, when did I tell you what my stances on particular political issues were? I didn't. If you must know, I agree with stopping the tar sands. Do I need to throw that in everyone face unannounced? No, I don't.

Stop being over dramatic and learn a thing or two about manners.

ShadowRemains
September 3rd 2013
21617 Comments


LOL @ you telling us to get off of our soapboxes

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 4th 2013
495 Comments


The irony is that if he had said nothing this would have passed.

Thank god for small
MIRACLES

zxlkho
September 4th 2013
3472 Comments


this petition is spreading like cancer on facebook

NonApplicable
September 6th 2013
2011 Comments


LOL @ you telling us to get off of our soapboxes

Is that the best you can do? Really?



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