Ottawa 2017 responded to Metro Ottawa, and they also sent me a private e-mail. I still have a bunch of questions and sent them off – I’ll post answers when I have them (as opposed to posting confusing threads of information which will muddle things further).
 
I want to ensure this isn’t a non-answer, meaning we get one big paid act and the rest must perform for free. And how do they define “professional?” I want details, not just corrections.
 
I’ll report back with answers!
 
In the meantime, a nod in this article to all of you! <3
 
“This is such a good dialogue. There’s this idea that artists don’t need to be compensated because they should be doing it for the love of it. But you can’t eat love,” she said.