Archive | October, 2008

Canadian Arts Coalition Welcomes New Minister of Canadian Heritage

October 31, 2008 – The Canadian Arts Coalition congratulates Mr. James Moore, the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages on his appointment to Cabinet. “We are eager to begin working with the new Minister to fulfill the Conservative Party’s assurance that ‘the arts are essential to our country and our communities,’” says Anne-Marie […]

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Canadian Arts Coalition will keep arts and cultural issues on Ottawa’s agenda

October 15, 2008 – The importance of arts and culture headlined Canada’s 40th federal election, like never before. In towns and cities across the country, artists, arts organizations, board members, cultural workers, audience members and supporters called on all parties to increase federal investment in arts and culture. Thousands of individuals showed up at concerts, […]

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Proposed Children’s Arts Tax Credit A Forward-Looking Initiative

October 2, 2008 – The Conservative Party’s proposed tax credit for arts lessons for children under the age of 16 is one forward-looking policy tool to encourage Canadians’ appreciation of arts and culture. The Canadian Arts Coalition welcomes the values articulated alongside the Conservatives’ announcement of the proposed tax credit, as follows: “The arts are […]

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