Feds cut funds for magazines, books, video

The Globe and Mail reports today a $44.8 million cutback in the arts, particularly affecting the very vulnerable book and magazine industries. At least they’re not trying to spin this as an advantage to the arts movement.

“When we find examples of programs that are clearly not meeting their objectives, without apologies we will cancel them. That is the entire purpose of Strategic Review. We owe that to taxpayers,” Mr. Teneycke added, calling PromArt “a boondoggle.”

Globe and Mail, August 21, 2008


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