21 NOV 2013 - The Canadian Arts Coalition is pleased to release its first analysis of the federal budget from the perspective of the cultural sector.
The main issues animating the analysis are four-fold. First, while there is no further bad news for the sector in Budget 2013, with the exception of a change to program eligibility, arts and culture were scarcely mentioned in the budget. Second, while the government is intent on returning to fiscal balance, funding reductions to some areas of government activity are being used to underwrite the cost of new programs and initiatives. Third, the significant spending cuts in Budget 2012 are still being rolled out and funding levels for some organizations such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are dropping significantly. Fourth, accessing clear information regarding the budget has been a challenge and there continues to be considerable uncertainty as to how the remainder of the Budget 2012 cuts will be implemented.
Canopy Arts Desk
Tammy Hampel (Isaacson)
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