A letter from Jack Layton:
Thank you for writing me regarding cuts to key programs assisting Canadians artists.
The NDP feels the Conservatives are wrong to cut important programs that help Canadian artists market and promote their work. I want you to know that NDP Critic for Digital Culture Charlie Angus and NDP Critic for Culture and Heritage Bill Siksay are working hard to protect Canadians artists. For more information on our position on this matter, please visit: http://www.ndp.ca/page/6690.
This move comes on the heels of Bill C-10 and the Harper government’s plans to censor film in Canada that it finds "offensive". I agree with many Canadians who are telling me that the Conservatives' continued attempts to force their tastes on Canadian artists and arts organizations is deplorable.
Again, I appreciate your efforts to protect artistic expression in Canada. All the best.
Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth) Leader, Canada’s New Democrats