- Canadian Arts Coalition - https://www.canadianartscoalition.com -

Economic Statement Gives Hope for Infrastructure Investment

Earlier this month, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, presented a very elaborate economic statement [1]. This economic statement is in effect a mini-budget with infrastructure investments over 11 years (thereby extending the Infrastructure plan over 12 years). It locks in $21.9 billion for social infrastructure (which includes culture infrastructure) over 11 years . This puts social infrastructure on par with green infrastructure, and second only to transit infrastructure ($25.3 billion).

So far, so good.

The unknowns are:

The Coalition shared these questions and comments in a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau [2].

The full integration of arts and culture into the Infrastructure Plan is a sensible way to drive deep, sustainable changes in communities.

Share on Facebook [3]Share on Twitter [4]