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Status of the Artist Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-03-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,



artist means an independent contractor described in paragraph 6(2)(b); (artiste)

artists’ association

association d’artistes

artists’ association means any organization, or a branch or local thereof, that has among its objectives the management or promotion of the professional and socio-economic interests of artists who are members of the organization, and includes a federation of artists’ associations; (association d’artistes)



Minister means the Minister of Labour; (ministre)



party means

  • (a) in respect of the entering into, renewal or revision of a scale agreement or in respect of a difference in relation to the interpretation, application, administration or alleged breach thereof, the producer or the artists’ association, and

  • (b) in respect of a complaint made to the Tribunal, the complainant or the person or organization that is the object of the complaint; (partie)

pressure tactic

moyen de pression

pressure tactic includes

  • (a) a cessation of work or a refusal to work or to continue to work by artists or artists’ associations in combination, in concert or in accordance with a common understanding, and a slowdown of work or other concerted activity by artists or artists’ associations respecting the provision of their services, done to compel a producer to agree to terms or conditions of engagement, or

  • (b) the closing of a place of work, a suspension of production or a refusal to continue the engagement of one or more artists by a producer, done to compel artists, or to assist another producer to compel artists, to agree to terms or conditions of engagement; (moyen de pression)



producer means a government institution or broadcasting undertaking described in paragraph 6(2)(a), and includes an association of producers; (producteur)

scale agreement


scale agreement means an agreement in writing between a producer and an artists’ association respecting minimum terms and conditions for the provision of artists’ services and other related matters; (accord-cadre)



Tribunal means the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal established by subsection 10(1). (Tribunal)

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