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Gov’t funding of culture falling flat, says Canadian Conference of the Arts report

News | 08/29/2002 4:00 am EDT

In May 2001, the Canadian government announced it would invest an additional $500 million in Canadian arts and culture over three years (CCR, May 10/01). More than a year after the announcement, the non-profit arts advocacy group the Canadian Conference of the Arts has examined the effect of the new funding. It concludes that program implementation has been slow, and that much of the money is being used to increase staff at Canadian Heritage, rather than flowing directly to the cultural sector. Below is an excerpt from the group's Investment in Canadian Culture report.

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