Arts crowd having pre-Harper panic

This Toronto Star article by Martin Knelman includes:

With the Conservatives heading for a victory on Monday, the mood has turned so dark that the comments of Bev Oda, Harper's heritage critic, on the subject of increased Canada Council funding, are now regarded as scary — even though just a week earlier, they were considered cause for rejoicing.
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In fact, Oda has been saying pretty much the same thing all along, but her remarks have been subjected to wildly different spins.