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Total government spending on culture increases

News | 02/01/2001 5:00 am EST

Government spending on culture hit $5.7 billion in 1998/99, ending four consecutive years of decline, according to new Statistics Canada data. In constant dollars, government spending was up 2.3% from 1997/98, the first real increase since 1990/91. Culture includes everything from broadcasting and museums to parks.

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