Federal Election Issues


Dear Richmond colleagues,

While we are ramping up for a Municipal election, it is important to also make note of the upcoming Federal Election. Please find below a letter from playwright Wajdi Mouwad (National Arts Centre, Ottawa) to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It was published in Le Devoir (Quebec) a few days ago. The translation below is thanks to John van Burek (Pleiades Theatre, Toronto).

Check out the website: http://www.thewreckingball.ca/

The Richmond Arts Coalition will be talking to Federal Candidates about their party’s position on culture and reporting back to you through email and the newspaper. A similar process will be used for our Municipal candidates.

Suzanne Haines Chair, Richmond Arts Coalition


Party Platforms on Arts and Culture
Study reveals erosion in arts funding: Globe & Mail