NDP would restore funding for the Arts

posted Sep. 24, 2008

In the last week, the subject of arts funding has become a hot issue in Quebec's urban areas and Quebec artists, like Michel Rivard of the band Beau Dommage, have been among the most vocal in the country about the funding decreases.

Earlier Tuesday, NDP Leader Jack Layton pledged to protect artists and restore the cutbacks made by the Conservative government back in August. Layton also attacked Harper for slashing money for the arts, while providing tax breaks for big business.

Layton added that if he were elected prime minister, he would not only reverse the Tories' cutbacks but he would also provide tax breaks for artists and impose regulations that would give Canadian productions prime television spots.

Personally, I feel this would be a step in the right direction.


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