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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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Coalition Welcomes News of Liberal Pledge and Encourages All Parties to Share Their Vision

September 23, 2008 – The Canadian Arts Coalition welcomes the news of the Liberal party’s pledge to increase the Canada Council for the Arts’ annual operating budget to $360 million and to restore $45 million dollars in recent program cuts at the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Liberal pledge […]

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