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LETTER: Tell Ford not to cut Ontario Arts Council funding

'Economically, it makes no sense,' says letter writer
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The Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives are planning to cut Ontario Arts Council funding again like the Harris Progressive Conservatives did.

The budget is not large ($65 million compared with building a highway, for instance — $13 billion) but supports all sorts of arts organizations, community arts projects, individual artworks, and galleries.

Without the arts, what a grey world this would be. Economically, it makes no sense, either, as the arts contribute $28.7 billion to the gross domestic product and some 300,000 jobs.

We must take action to stop Ford and his destructive, illogical actions against the environment and culture.

Barbara Sternberg