#ArtsVote: Elections 2019
As the 2019 election approaches, take a look at what each platform has to say about Arts &...

As the 2019 election approaches, take a look at what each platform has to say about Arts & Culture:

Liberal Platform

  • Introduce the Culture Pass, a $200 credit that every Canadian child will receive when they turn 12, to be at theatres, museums, galleries, workshops, and other cultural venues
  • Require that CBC/RadioCanada open up its digital platform
  • Increase Telefilm Canada’a annual funding by nearly 50 per cent
  • Legislate that ensure that all content providers offer meaningful levels of Canadian content in their catalogues, contribute to the creation of Canadian content in both official languages, and promote this content

Conservative Platform

No specific proposals yet.

NDP Platform

  • Require Netflix, Facebook and Google and other digital media companies to pay taxes and adhere to the same content laws and requirements as conventional Canadian broadcasters (source)
  • Increase funding for CBC and Radio-Canada, amount unspecified (source)
  • Provide financial support for Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre (source)
  • Allow income tax averaging for artists and cultural workers (source)

Green Platform

  • Increase funding to CBC and Radio Canada by $315 million per year until the per-capita level of funding is equal to that of the BBC (source)
  • Increase funding to the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Film Board and Telefilm Canada, amount unspecified (source)

 

To continue reading about each party’s platform, check out Maclean’s comprehensive list of proposals.