A petition has been launched to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for cultural sectors in Canada. This petition is addressed to Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
It calls for a minimum of 16 weeks of additional assistance for performing artists, employees in bars, restaurants, festivals and events, to name a few, who are seriously affected by the situation.
Millions of Canadians have lost their jobs, no longer have a paycheque, or do not have the opportunity to get the wage subsidy because there are no more employers for them.
The IATSE 514 team