Coalition’s Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance

On October 21, Eric Dubeau presented the Canadian Arts Coalition’s recommendations from our Pre-budget brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada invest in Canadian creativity and Canadian communities by increasing the base budget of the Canada Council for the Arts by an additional $30 million per year in each of the next four years, bringing the Council’s funding base to $300 million per annum by 2015.

Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada acknowledge the role that arts and culture plays in enhancing Canada’s reputation internationally and put Canadian artists on the world stage by investing $25 million in strategic international market access and development initiatives.

Video of the presentation is available on ParlVu.

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