The Tories have to have eaten one too many acid laced beaver tails, because Josee is resurrecting the ill fated sponsorship program... You know the one that caused the former Liberal government oh-so-many problems?...
Ok. So the feds need to be involved in certain areas - I'm willing to accept that fact. But do they really need to "support local arts and heritage activities, including cultural festivals and live performances"?
If we don't fund local artsy left wingers, and drunken Rollin' Stones concerts I'm pretty sure the social fabric of Canada won't implode. I remain convinced, that no matter how much governments meddle, the culture and heritage of Canada has is and will forever be determined by Canucks themselves and not some bureaucrat in Ottawa.
Tories in Ottawa should collectively kick themselves in their own arse. This isn't a Conservative policy, and it sure wasn't something clammered for by opposition parties. It negates individual initiative and responsibility when it comes culture and heritage - and for that reason alone it's a bad move in my books.