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Increased fees for hosting music acts from abroad

Major Lazer_THE CANADIAN PRESS.JPGMusic promoters say that increased fees in the Temporary Foreign Worker program are making it harder to bring in international artists to play in bars and restaurants.

The one-time fee to enter the country for technicians, roadies and band members has increased from $150 to $450 per person, and promoters must now pay a Labour Market Opinion fee of $275.

Yannick Cimon-Mattar promotes shows in concert venues as well as bars and restaurants in Quebec City with his company Getaroom.ca productions, and he was in our studios this morning.

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