Tories skip all-party meeting on arts and culture

An Xtra article by Dale Smith and CBC news wrote about a town hall hosted by Vote Culture at the University of Ottawa on Sep 24.

If the Conservative Party is proud of their divisive diversion of money from Arts to Sport, why are they not speaking about it more often? Has anyone seen this mentioned as part of their platform?

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Sports?

"If the Conservative Party is proud of their divisive diversion of money from Arts to Sport, why are they not speaking about it more often?"

Sorry, but I can't seem to find any mention of sports in either of those two articles. Is there something I'm missing here?


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Not in the articles..

It is the changes to the budget that happened that sparked this debate. The Conservatives didn't reduce funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage (how they can correctly claim they didn't reduce, but in some ways increased spending to that department), but redirected money previously spent on arts programs to sports.


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Equivalent

So it's equivalent to "we didn't increase taxes, just moved some of the budget from social programs into MP salaries" ?

Laureen Harper cancels plans to attend arts gala

A CBC news article documents how Laureen Harper cancelled her plans to attend the National Art Centre's annual gala a day after her husband, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, said such events don't resonate with "ordinary people."


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