Thoughts on culture, education, and having been a Canadian in the US
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Cuts to Culture in Canada

As I blogged about a couple of weeks ago, the Conservative Party is likely a bit surprised at the vastly negative reaction across Canada to the cuts they made recently to cultural industries and artists.

It’s been really great to see how artists and cultural organizations have rallied to show Canadians exactly why these cuts are so potentially detrimental to our cultural (and fiscal) well-being. This latest piece on YouTube, though not safe for some workplaces or family ears, gets to the heart of the politically motivated cuts to vibrant and successful programs such as the one that supports Canadian artists touring abroad. It’s a brilliant and scathing critique.

(There’s also a YouTube version with English subtitles. One of the big parts of the joke is that the song is about “une phoque,” which in English means a seal. ‘tit is short for petit)