Yep. an $86 billion-dollar industry. A $45 million dollar, highly targeted cut (for those arties who aren't too strong on math and science, that's 0.05 %). Serious damage. And they said that with a straight face, too. Where else could a 0.05% cut in subsidies cause 'serious' damage?
The performers — including Colm Feore and Wendy Crewson — noted that the arts provide 1.1 million jobs within cultural industries and contribute $86-billion to the GDP.
They say the $45-million that the Conservative government cut from culture funding last summer could seriously damage their industry.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well They Are Actors, After All...
From the Globe and Mail: