Conservatives may slash 50 million in cultural funding



August 15, 2008

Adam McDowell, National Post, August 14, 2008

The country’s arts sector fears the Conservatives are prepared to slash $50-million in cultural funding after discovering new cuts to federal arts programs. It has been revealed that three programs benefiting the film, television and music industries, totalling $4.3-million, will end as of next March. These join PromArt and Trade¬≠Routes ($4.7-million and $9-million respectively), travel subsidy programs whose demise has been reported over the past week. Read more here

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