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One Victory for Canadian Culture: Government backtracks on Bill C-10

THANK GOODNESS.  In a move that seems designed to respond to the brou-haha over the Conservative government cuts to the arts, particularly in Quebec where they are very – rightfully – angry, Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative Government has decided NOT to reintroduce Bill C-10, the bill that would eliminate tax credits to films deemed to be “contrary to public policy.”
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News: Harper Defends his Cuts in the Face of Pro-Culture Report

Illustration: Allen Crawford of Plankton Art Co. Image: A new report – done in collaboration with the federal government – argues for the importance of Canada’s arts: Canada’s arts community has been given a big boost in its fight against government funding cutbacks in a form of an new economic report arguing that culture is a major contributor to
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