Our neighbors up north are stimulating the arts economy because they know it's worth it.
The Canandian government is pledging $43.4-million in new operating funds this year for six major players. "This marks the first permanent increase in operating funds to the agencies in a decade."
You gotta read the comments to the Globe and Mail's article. It is very telling. Even our Canadian friends fight about whether the arts are necessary. But I rarely see so many Comments on American papers' articles about the arts, particularly from non-artists.