Status of the Artist Act
25 (1) An artists’ association may, if duly authorized by its members, apply to the Tribunal in writing for certification in respect of one or more sectors
(a) at any time, in respect of a sector for which no artists’ association is certified and no other application for certification is pending before the Tribunal;
(b) in the three months immediately preceding the date that the certification or a renewed certification is to expire, where at least one scale agreement is in force in respect of the sector; or
(c) after one year, or such shorter period as the Tribunal may fix on application, after the date of the certification or a renewed certification, where no scale agreement is in force in respect of the sector.
Marginal note:Accompanying documents
(2) An application for certification must include the membership list of the artists’ association, a certified copy of its by-laws, and any other information required by the Tribunal.
Marginal note:Tribunal to give public notice of application
(3) The Tribunal shall give public notice of any application for certification in respect of any sector without delay, indicating any period in which another application may be made by any other artists’ association, notwithstanding subsection (1), for certification in respect of that sector or any part of it.
Marginal note:When application may not be made
(4) No application for certification in respect of a sector may be made, except with the consent of the Tribunal, after expiration of the period indicated by the Tribunal in any public notice given pursuant to subsection (3).
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