Friday, August 22, 2008

Quebec, Ontario Culture Ministers Blast Conservatives for Arts Cuts

The culture ministers of Quebec and Ontario have written an open letter to the federal government questioning its decision to cut arts and culture programs.

Ontario Culture Minister Aileen Carroll and Quebec Culture Minister Christine St-Pierre express their "disappointment" with recent cuts to seven federal arts programs, calling the move "ill-advised."

"This is not the time for the federal government to reduce support for culture," they say in a letter published Friday in the Toronto Star. "Governments need to invest in the people and businesses that make up our cultural industries so that Canada's economy will reap the benefits."

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