In May 2017, Grant McConnell, Past-President of CARFAC National and Bernard Guérin, Executive Director or RAAV attended the World Intellectual Property Organization meeting in Geneva to speak in support of the Artist’s Resale Right. Here is Grant’s full intervention statement that he presented to the Committee, as well as his report on the WIPO meeting. CARFAC National would like to thank Grant and Bernard for their hard work and dedication to making the case for the Artist’s Resale Right, and its importance to artists in Canada and around the world.
CARFAC is pushing hard for Artists’ Rights to be included in the 2018 Federal Budget! Our ask is that the Federal Budget for 2018 include measures to enshrine the Artist’s Resale Right.
Here is how you can help:
– Read the submission (link to the pre-budget here)
– Book a meeting with your local MP to advocate for ARR!
– No time to meet? Send a letter or e-mail.
Please give us a call in our national office for more information about how to set up meetings or send communications to your Member of Parliament.