Thursday, May 28, 2009

Please contact your MP regarding the reversal to the cuts for the Canada Council for the Arts. (see below)
On March 27, Member of Parliament Luc Malo (Bloc Québécois) submitted a
motion (M-297) to the House of Commons, which requests the reinstatement of
federal funding in culture as well as an increase in the budget for the
Canada Council for the Arts. In the coming days, all Members of Parliament
(MPs) will be called upon to vote for or against this motion.

Motion M-297 is expressed in the following manner:

« That, in the opinion of the House, the government should give direct
assistance to artists by increasing the annual budget of the Canada Council
for the Arts to $300 million and should roll back the cuts it announced in
the cultural sector and restore funding for the following programs to their
fiscal 2008-2009 levels: Arts Promotion Program, Trade Routes, National
Training Program for the Film and Video Sector, New Media Research Networks
Fund, Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, Canada Feature Film Fund and
Canadian Music Memories Program. »

Therefore we invite you to write to the MP of your constituency to
recommend that he/she votes in favour of this motion.

As a proposed template, please find attached a letter that you can copy and
send to your MP.
You will find the contact information of all MPs on this webpage:


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