Canadian Oppo Leader Promises More Arts Support

The leader of Canada’s opposition Liberal party, Stéphane Dion, has been meeting with cultural leaders lately in an attempt to shore up support for the party in the next federal election. Banking on the Canadian public’s traditional support for arts subsidies, Dion is guaranteeing that “a Liberal government would reverse the Conservative government’s $11.8-million cut to cultural diplomacy, and add another $11-million to promote and tour Canadian artists abroad.”