Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Russell Smith on Canadian Arts and the Harper Government

Novelist Russell Smith's succinct discussion of Harper's position on arts funding.

I'm "in the arts," and I'm an ordinary Canadian. I don't appreciate my Prime Minister insinuating that I'm not part of my country, and I don't appreciate my Prime Minister insinuating that "ordinary working people" don't have the capacity to enjoy art. It's insulting to all Canadians, and it's worth considering the impact this attitude towards "artists" and "working people" may have on you as an individual, and us as a country.

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