Friday, March 26, 2010

Tory Cultural Policy: Less Poetry, More Condos

BURLINGTON, Ontario, March 24, 2010 - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Mike Wallace, Member of Parliament (Burlington), today announced funding for Osprey Media, which produces Ontario Golf and Ontario Home Builder magazines.


The Government of Canada has provided funding of $26,070 to Ontario Golf and $25,723 to Ontario Home Builder through the Support for Editorial Content component of the Canada Magazine Fund.

The Canadian Magazine Fund used to be PAP (Publications Assistance Program). It used to be in place to help fund publications like small circ literary magazines; now, not so much. Particularly galling here the fact that Ontario Home Builder is a publication of the Ontario Home Builder's Association, "...the the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario." Believe me, these guys can cover the $25,723 that the feds are giving them.

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