Well, not paying.  Benefits.  And it’s in Canada.  The swipe is from globeandmail.com (via artsjournal.com, of course):

But this life just might take a turn for the better starting this spring. Which is when the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists Fraternal Benefit Society expects to roll out its Writers’ Coalition Benefits package.

The package will offer writers, editors, translators – “basically anybody in the writing industry,” according to Deborah Windsor, executive director of the Writers’ Union of Canada – access to the insured extended-health-care services most salaried employees take for granted, such as basic dental and vision care, subsidized prescription drugs, accident insurance and physiotherapy. (Pensions are also on the long-term wish list.)

Man, if only the US was as wealthy as our neighbors.

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