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Liberals pledge more “support” for culture; Alliance calls for more accountability

News | 11/09/2000 5:00 am EST

A win by the Alliance Party of Canada in this month’s federal election would result in the dismantling of the Department of Canadian Heritage and less money for Canadian culture, the Liberals warn. In its election platform, the Alliance is vowing to eliminate "wasteful" spending on culture, and is calling for the grants process for film, television and the arts to be made more specific and focused. The Liberals contend that the savings from such a review are needed to help pay for the Alliance’s proposed flat tax.

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