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Thursday, November 6, 2008

La SCENA Introduces "I LOVE THE ARTS" Buttons

La SCENA is proud to introduce the "I LOVE THE ARTS" button. Three designs are available in full colour. Wear it with pride. Send $2 per button.

Fundraiser for Other Groups
Looking for an ARTS related fundraising idea? The "I LOVE THE ARTS" button is also available as a fund-raising tool for schools and arts groups. Ask us about our bulk rates.

La SCENA, 5409 Waverly, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2T 2X8
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La SCENA vous présente le macaron J’AIME LES ARTS, disponible en trois versions en couleur. Commandez des macarons en envoyant 2$ pour chacun.

Levée de fonds pour d'autres groupes
Vous cherchez une idée de collecte de fonds ? Le macaron J'AIME LES ARTS est également disponible comme outil de financement pour les écoles et les groupes artistiques. Informez-vous sur notre taux de vrac.

La SCENA, 5409 Waverly, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2T 2X8
laurabates [at]

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

French Debate: Harper on the Defense on the Arts

The most telling part of the arts portion of last night’s French debate was Stephen Harper’s two attempts to justify his comments on artists as spoiled children. Pressed by NDP Leader Jack Layton to repeat his September 24th remarks in French, Harper avoided the question, but said about artists, "They work hard like other Canadians, but at the same time we have to recognize it's a bit strange to see a gala that's generally subsidized by the government and they're complaining that we cut into the arts." Harper repeated the same line to Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion. The excuse came across as disingenuous. The fact that Harper repeated the statement demonstrates his patronizing attitude towards the arts and underscores the Dion’s charge that Harper advocates being big brother, silencing decent. Harper’s main defense, that his government increased arts and culture funding by 8%, was refuted by Green Party leader Elisabeth May, who spoke that the increase was for the Department of Canadian Heritage as a whole, whereas actual arts funding had gone down. Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe also took Harper to task on this fact. The best Harper could say was that his tax credit for children enrolled in arts courses would help create jobs for artists. Stéphane Dion however said that the Liberals would double funding to the Canada Council to $360 million.
- Wah Keung Chan

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tories axe arts funding

The Tory government cut two federal programs designed to support Canadian arts at home and abroad. PromArt, which provides cultural travel grants issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and Trade Routes, a grant program through the Department of Heritage which helps Canadian cultural groups sell products abroad. Trade Routes will end on March 31, 2009, the end of the fiscal year.

The programs granted $13.7 million each year collectively, and aided thousands of artists and art programs.

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