"An additional $275.00 fee has been added by the Canadian Government to the application for international artists to enter and perform within Canada…"
:: This kind of tax hike, though it might seem small to some, is a big deal to a guy like me. I run a venue whose sole income is donations from the community; our concerts are non-profit. It’s something we started doing to introduce people in our city to something they might not otherwise be able to experience, usually because of either financial or travel reasons. Crossing the border is already such a major headache for everyone these days, and adding another bump in the road would most definitely deter traveling artists from coming up to a place that already can’t offer them as much as any big-name stadium/city. Venues and artists performing on that scale won’t even blink at this anyway, making it a direct shot at “the little guy” …help us out by taking 2secs to sign the online petition!