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Annual Labour Day Parade – Monday September 3rd, 2018

As a member of CFM Local 293 you and your family are invited to participate in the Hamilton Labour Day Parade.

The parade route. The parade starts at its traditional time‐‐10:30 am. Unions and solidarity groups line up on Stuart St. and head south on Bay St to Main St, east on Main St to James St, north on James St to Strachan St, west on Strachan to Harbour Front Drive and into Bay Front Park.

The BBQ/picnic and entertainment following the parade takes place at BAYFRONT PARK.

The parade steps off at 10:30 am.

BBQ / picnic site has been reserved at Bayfront Park.

The United Way will BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs, available for a reasonable price. Beer will be sold for consumption within a licensed area.

Entertainment will be provided by the Andre Bisson R&B Band, members of HMG293. View the AFM Entertainment listing for the band here.

Check out the Hamilton District Labour Council website,, for further developments.

Past Events

Bob Pedler Memorial Fundraiser

Music Career Day Hamilton

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Mohawk College Music Career Day – May 1, 2018

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MCD Video by Mohawk Student Joshua McGurk


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 Musical Instruments on Airlines – February 2018

Through the lobbying efforts of the CFM, Bill C-49: The Transportation Modernization Act contains language mandating ALL Canadian airlines to implement a fair policy for musicians flying with their instruments.  The Bill has been passed through the House and is now before Senate. Once passed by Senate, we hope it will align Canadian regulations with those the already in place in the United States.

We anticipate this Bill to move quickly and receive Royal Ascent by this summer.  Thereafter, Transport Canada will be tasked with establishing the regulations, a process we expect will take most of the rest of the year.  We have already held discussions with Transport Canada to ensure CFM is involved in the regulatory process. If all goes according to plan, we might see Canadian airlines implementing musical instrument friendly policy by early 2019.

CATSA has prepared the attached informational pamphlets with regard to the security screening process. If you are concerned about taking instruments through security, the best suggestion is to ask for a private screening room. The security process will take longer, but, musicians with fragile instruments will be closer during the search process which might alleviate some anxiety of the searching of fragile musical instruments.

CATSA Information for Musicians – click on violin below


If you have any questions please, email Allistair Elliott, International Representative,

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