Subject: From the CCA
From: Administrateur/or CEC (CEC@VAX2.CONCORDIA.CA)
Date: Tue Jan 23 1996 - 09:05:29 EST
This (edited) message was received from the Canadian Conference of the Arts.
It's not to late to advise the Minister of Finance
on how he can stimulate the arts and cultural sector in the 1996 Budget!
On December 7, 1995, the CCA appeared before the Finance Committee of the
House of Commons to discuss the importance of arts and culture and how
the 1996 federal budget could encourage continued growth and prosperity
in the sector. Our brief, entitled 'Building a Vision of a New Canada',
strongly argued for a reversal in the federal government's course of
reducing its direct and indirect investments in the arts and culture.
"The time has come for Canadian artists and the Canadian public to engage
the debate in earnest about what kind of Canada we want to create. The
vision must be built on an appreciation of the challenge of the deficit
and the debt - but cannot be stifled because of these twin demons! We
must exercise our creativity and commitment to building the best country
in the world... If we as a nation are concerned with the problem of
defence, what, we may ask ourselves, are we defending?"
During the next few weeks, the Hon Paul Martin will be assembling his
final thoughts and preparing this year's Budget. We encourage you to add
your comments to his consideration, by sending letters (postage free in
Hon. Paul Martin PC, MP
Minister of Finance
House of Commons
Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A6
Copies of the Pre-Budget brief are available upon request. For furthur
information, please contact:
National Director - CCA
Tel +1 613 238-3561
Fax +1 613 238-4849
Apologies for the unilingualism. Feel free to translate and repost to
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