Monday, January 22, 2007

I continue to buy the Globe on Saturdays as I enjoy the ritual of having a paper to read that morning when I am home. (or travelling) I have slowly switched over to alternative news, arts and sports sources online but refuse to let our national paper become an American sales pamphlet.

Here is yet another letter I wrote to the editor at the Globe today. (I suppose I might have trouble getting ink myself down the road...but sometimes you gotta pay the price)

Hi there,

as a Canadian artist, a Canadian citizen and a regular reader of your Weekend paper I am again disappointed by your coverage of Canadian arts.

Really, it is pathetic this week. I finally find two tiny paragraphs on page 3. (both barely count as Canadian content)

Steven Seagal, Simon (idol guy for sure) Robert Redford photo?

Finally on page 7; your theatre writer insists on giving one star to someone he describes as the most prolific Canadian playwright of his generation.

Yes! 9...finally an interesting article about a Canadian artist followed by a few more decent articles tucked in the back of the section.

We wonder why we have little confidence as Canadian artists. As the editor of our National paper you have the power and the obligation to elevate, support and inspire our Nation's art scene.

Please make some effort to make our National paper one that sells our great artists both across our land and as it is read worldwide.

Your job is important and serious to our future, please act accordingly.


Tim Posgate


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