Election

Canadian Election 2015: Breakdown of Art Policies by Party

Canadian Election 2015: Breakdown of Art Policies by Party

During his 2008 campaign, Stephen Harper infamously remarked that “ordinary people don’t care about art” and that the general population felt alienated by the elitist galas that rich artists attend. While it hasn’t been a hot-ticket issue during this long campaign, arts funding is an issue that concerns many Canadian voters. As the election approaches on October 19th, we take a look at each parties’ platforms and their policies pertaining to the arts and funding.