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Queen's University
 

School of Policy Studies

Policy Speaker Series

Dollars and Sense in Cultural Sector Labour Disputes

March 18, 2010

Victor Rabinovitch Dr. Victor Rabinovitch. Recent news of job losses in the television industry, together with reports from Canada and elsewhere of labour disputes in places as diverse as museums and symphony orchestras, show that cultural undertakings are not immune to difficult economic times. While the challenges in any country or sector are unique, in Canada we know there are important policy issues at play which have impacts on both cultural activities and labour relations. These will affect the operations of important institutions and their services to the public, to artists and creators, and to staff and volunteers.

Dr. Rabinovitch will provide an overview of current challenges, with reference to some recent events, seen from the vantage point of his role as President of Canada's largest museum institution.

School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020