Saturday, April 28, 2007
Governmentally approved reading?
Take a look at Yann Martel's website, What is Stephen Harper reading? He proposes to send a book fortnightly to our Prime Minister, to point out the meaning and vital importance of the arts to a truly lived life. The arts are being badly treated by this government, with international promotion program funding cut entirely, literacy program funding diminished, Canada Council events ignored, etc. As an artist, Yann Martel felt obliged to try to open a dialogue. Interesting; we'll have to see if there is any response at all.