Canada Council speaks on federal budget

Statement by Chair Joseph L. Rotman relating to the federal budget tabled on February 11, 2014: “The Canada Council for the Arts is delighted at the announcement of $25 million in ongoing support to the Council in the 2014 budget,” said Council Chair, Joseph L. Rotman. “This is a strong vote of confidence by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover, and demonstrates her Government’s commitment to arts and culture, a major contributor to the economy and identity of this country.” The Economic Action Plan 2014 provides $105 million per year in support of core cultural programs. Canada Council will receive $25 million in ongoing funding.

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