RCBY Represents CARFAC and RAAV before the CAPPRT

Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP/s.r.l. is proud to represent the Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) and the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAVpro bono before the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal.

CARFAC and RAAV, which represent visual artists in Canada and Québec, have filed a complaint of bad faith bargaining against the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). The complaint was filed after the NGC refused to discuss minimum exhibition and reproduction fees for visual artists, following five years of ongoing negotiations.  CARFAC and RAAV are seeking to ensure that Canadian visual artists receive minimum fees for the exhibition and reproduction of their works by the NGC.

The Complaint was heard initially on October 26-27, 2010, and the hearing is scheduled to resume at 8:30 on December 2-3, 2010 at the Competition Tribunal hearing room.  David Yazbeck and Erin O’Hara are counsel.  Argument is expected to start Friday morning.