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Congratulations to our members

The Guilde would like to congratulate Composer, Conductor and radio host, François Dompierre, who has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his contribution to

Congratulations to our members

The Guilde would like to congratulate its members who were recently rewarded, including:

Press release - The intimidation continues

Montreal, June 19, 2014 – Following the recent announcement of the results of its referendum on disaffiliation from the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) learned from AFM management on June 16th that charges have been filed by a member against GMMQ President Luc Fortin and Secretary-Treasurer Éric Lefebvre and that they are to be judged by the AFM’s International Executive Board

Québec musicians vote YES to disaffiliation from AFM

Montreal, June 11, 2014. – The June 2–8 referendum by the Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) on disaffiliation from the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) was the widest consultation of Guild members since the Québec union was founded over 100 years ago.

Referendum on disaffiliation from the AFM - Voting in progress

The accounting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT) is in charge of handling the vote. Whether by email (for those who have an email address entered in our system) or regular mail (f

Message from Martin Léon to Quebec Musicians

Press release on May 23, 2014

Québec musicians threatened with trusteeship

« A serious attack on our right of association »

 - Luc Fortin, President

As a reaction to the referendum, the AFM orders an audit

April 28, 2014 – The AFM President Ray Hair sent on April 16 to the President of the Québec Musicians’ Guild, Luc Fortin, a « Board Order » ordering the Guild to comply with a review of financial records and announcing that three persons of the AFM office in New-York, as well as AFM Canadian Vice-President Alan Willaert, will come to Montreal from April 28 to May 2.