Monday, March 09, 2009

Off with your heads! Oh, it's only a proposal...

Seems that the Harper government, such as it is, is still hell-bent against the arts --when will they ever learn? -- with a proposal to chop funding from magazines with a circulation of less than 5,000 due to lack of "cultural relevance". Which of course would all but do in cultural magazines like New Quarterly, Antigonish Review and Descant, but saves the likes of Canadian Biker, Flare, and Inside Motorcycles, which also receive substantial funding. Of course, they're telling us it's only a proposal. Like saying -- by the way, we think we might behead you -- but, it's only a suggestion. Here's an impassioned and informative post about it by Don Wells at Biblioasis, thanks to Zach's blog.

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