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It's an art blog.
Mostly about theatre... but also a healthy dose of pop culture, politics and shameless self-promotion.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Humble Pie

Well, I guess I can admit when I'm wrong.

The furor over arts cuts didn't give Mr. Harper a majority, it actually was one of the only things that prevented it.

The arts cuts equalled a resurgence of Bloc support in Quebec, which in turn prevented Harper of making his "breakthrough" in La Belle Province. In English Canada however, it was another story...

I'm not sure how I should feel about all this, and I imagine that a lot of other artists are similarly confused. After all, Harper still won, so I imagine the cuts will remain. And from what I hear, he's a pretty vindictive politician: if artists prevented his coveted majority, than I wonder (and fear) if artists will be subject to his subsequent wrath.

And I'm not sure how good anyone feels about the arts funding issue directly benefitting a party committed to breaking up the nation...

Are we to blame for this too?