October 05, 2015
NDP REALITY CHECK: Stephen Harper’s cuts hurt Canadian identity
Instead of recognizing the importance of the sector for our country, our economy and our identity, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have chosen to cut vital programs and institutions like the CBC, the National Film Board and Telefilm Canada:
Under Stephen Harper, artists and cultural workers continue to have a hard time making ends meet. In fact, in many arts occupations the average cultural worker lives at or below the poverty line.
And artists and cultural groups have complained that Canadian embassies currently provide absolutely no support when they try to develop new markets.
The NDP has a bold, ambitious plan to stand up for artists.
In this election, only Tom Mulcair and the NDP can be trusted to invest in CBC, to invest in Canadian content, and to support Canadian artists.