The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is presenting a panel of political experts in a virtual town hall conversation and pre-election primer, Sound Check: Rock the Vote with Confidence, on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.
The event is designed to help the indie music sector, and the broader independent arts and culture community, get clear on where the parties stand on the issues. Not only those related to arts and culture, but other ones too: affordable housing, climate change, health care, regulating big tech, and COVID income supports, to name a few.
As the voice of independent music in Canada, CIMA’s role make sure the sector is heard loud and clear with whoever wins; but they’d also like to provide helpful information and context as we all head to the polls.
You can register for the event by clicking here!
CIMA is a member of the Coalition for Diversity of Cultural Expression (CDCE), which hosted an all-candidates debate on cultural policy, in Montréal on Sept. 13, 2021 – which you can watch here. They’ve also assembled a document which lists what each party is saying about some key cultural issues, and you can access it here.