The bill will also deprive artists of millions of dollars as revenue streams, such as payments for ephemeral rights, are ended. When unilateral changes like this are made, it only makes sense for the government to provide some transitional funding to help artists adapt.
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Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.