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Budget 2015: Canadian Arts Coalitions Recommendations

The government’s pre-budget consultation process for Budget 2015 has been announced – the deadline is Wednesday, August 6th.

For details visit the Finance Committee website.

The CAC’s steering committee had a chance to discuss the feedback they received on the initial drafts of their recommendation and have decided to recommend the following in our brief:

Recommendation One: Increase the Canada Council for the Arts’ Parliamentary appropriation by $35 million in 2015 with a long term goal of reaching $300 million.

Recommendation Two: Increase Canada’s presence on the world stage for 2017 by establishing a $25 million pilot program over three years at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development for Canada’s 150th birthday. (more…)