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Petitioning Hubert T. Lacroix, CBC/Radio-Canada

Request for live broadcast of The Tragically Hip's final show in Kingston on August 20/16

Dear Mr. Lacroix,As you may be aware, Canada will soon be losing another patriot to cancer; who has honoured and contributed to this country in a multitude of ways for many years. Gord Downie, along with fellow members of The Tragically Hip, have celebrated their love for this country through songs such as "Bobcaygeon", "Fifty-Mission Cap", "Wheat Kings" and many more. Gord has also dedicated himself as a member of the board for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, whose mission is to 'create a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future.' It is both astounding and inspiring that Gord plans to join his fellow bandmates to celebrate one last tour with their fans across Canada. The band listed face-value ticket prices from $56-$166 CAD with the intent of proceeds being donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation. Of course, ticket distributors such as Ticketmaster have appeared to disrupt these intentions; making pre-sales impossible for fans to access, then re-selling at THOUSANDS of dollars - with NO DONATION to the Sunnybrook foundation. This is disgusting. Yet I believe CBC can step in and make a tremendously effective contribution to Gord's vision; with all of our help. I am asking CBC to facilitate a live broadcast of The Tragically Hip's final show at the K-Rock centre in Kingston on August 20th 2016, with proceeds from advertising, media coverage etc. to be donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation as The Hip intended with their ticket sales. Perhaps viewers (who cannot afford Ticketmaster's gouging prices) can access this coverage by making a SMALL donation (under $10) to the Sunnybrook Foundation as well. If you build it, your fellow Canadians will come. Sincerely, Kelly McAlpine, Orillia ON

Kelly McAlpine
31,458 supporters
Petitioning The Canadian Council of the Arts, CBC/Radio-Canada, Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland, Steven Guilbeault, Department of Canadian Heritage

Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage & Sports to increase & include businesses.

Petition to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Whereas:The Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sports does not include independent, for-profit businesses in the Arts and Culture sector. Overlooking these Canadian independent, for-profit businesses will cause permanent business closures, job loss, and the loss of art and culture within our communities.The closure of our independent businesses will create a ripple effect through out our neighbouring economy sectors, including but not limited to; Accommodation & Food Service, Agriculture, Real Estate, Rentals & Leasing. We, the Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Canadian Heritage to request that the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sports to increase and include; independent for-profit venues, independent for-profit promoters, independent for-profit agencies and independent for-profit festivals in the allocation of the Emergency Support Fund. Pétition au Ministre du Patrimoine Canadien Etant donné que :Le Fonds d’urgence relatif à la Covid-19 pour soutenir les organismes chargés de la culture, du patrimoine et du sport n'inclut pas les entreprises indépendantes à but lucratif dans le secteur des arts et de la culture. Le fait de négliger ces entreprises canadiennes indépendantes à but lucratif entraînera des fermetures d'entreprises permanentes, des pertes d'emplois et la disparition de l'art et de la culture au sein de nos communautés. La fermeture de nos entreprises indépendantes aurades répercussions sur les secteurs économiques voisins, notamment l'hébergement et la restauration, l'agriculture, l'immobilier, l'immobilier et le crédit-bail. Nous, citoyens du Canada, demandons au Ministre du Patrimoine Canadien à ce que le Fonds de soutien d'urgence pour la culture, le patrimoine et les sports augmente et inclue les salles indépendantes à but lucratif, les promoteurs et diffuseurs indépendants à but lucratif, les agences de spectacles indépendantes à but lucratif et les festivals indépendants à but lucratif dans l'allocation du Fonds de soutien d'urgence.

Andrea Kotylak
26,355 supporters
Request for live broadcast of The Tragically Hip's final show in Kingston on August 20/16

We're thrilled to be presenting this concert to as many Canadians as possible; it really will be a national celebration! The show starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 20th and will air live across the country. Here’s how you can watch: • CBC Television (check your local listings) • • The CBC Music app (for Apple and Android devices) • CBC Music on New Apple TV • • Or listen on: • CBC Radio One (local frequencies) • CBC Radio 2 • CBC Radio One on Sirius XM Channel 169 Viewing parties are also being held across the country - click on the link to see if there’s a celebration being held in your neighbourhood: And for all you Hip fans outside of Canada, the web streams on CBC Music, Facebook and YouTube will be available worldwide. Sirius XM is available across North America. Enjoy the show!

7 years ago