Our Member of Parliament is not happy with a recent decision from the Trudeau Government to deny funding for an Indigenous theatre program at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Niki Ashton said that there has been a request for funding for the program for two years, and that they want the money so they can tell the stories of Indigenous peoples.
She said that the funding was denied as the Minister of Canadian Heritage said that Ottawa already spent money on the NAC this year, which Ashton points out went to renovations.
Ashton then asked if “the Liberal government looks for new and creative ways to insult Indigenous peoples or if it just comes naturally?”.
Gary Anandasangaree, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, responded to Ashton by saying that the Liberal’s are making “ historic investments in arts and those who create art”, and that “together we will continue to move toward