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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Democracy in action

Howdy!

Very easy and very simple for today's entry. As the election is taking up way too much space in the newspapers, I decided to email each of the parties involved and ask them where they stood with regards to Arts & Culture. Despite my inability to vote here, I figured it would be interesting to know their policies in detail.

If and when they get back to me, I'll let you know what their response(s) are.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris @ Zeke's Gallery [mailto:zeke@zeke.com]
Sent: Tuesday May 25, 2004 3.11 >
To: npc@igs.net; office@cpcml.ca [Communist Party]
Subject: Arts & Culture


Howdy!

I was reading through your platform and noticed that you have no mention of Art or Culture. I was wondering what your party's position is on this subject?

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris @ Zeke's Gallery [mailto:zeke@zeke.com]
Sent: Tuesday May 25, 2004 3.07 >
To: info@cpc-pcc.ca [The other Communist Party]
Subject: Arts & Culture


Howdy!

In reading through your party's platform, I noticed that you only refer to the arts & culture once, and state that your party would "Restore funding for the CBC, the arts and Canadian culture."

I was wondering if you had any information that provided a slightly more detailed description of your plans with regards to Arts & Culture. While I applaud the idea in general of spending more money on the arts, throwing money willy-nilly is not always the best solution.

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris @ Zeke's Gallery [mailto:zeke@zeke.com]
Sent: Tuesday May 25, 2004 3.00 >
To: ideas@green.ca [The Green Party]
Subject: Arts & Culture


Howdy!

Your platform states that if you were elected that your party would
"Increase support for community arts programs and facilities to encourage participation.
Revise funding programs to expand peer review and include audience feedback.
Sponsor regional arts festivals that bring new Canadian art to a wider audience."

I was wondering if you had any information that provided a slightly more detailed description of your plans with regards to Arts & Culture. While I applaud the idea in general of spending more money on the arts, throwing money willy-nilly is not always the best solution.

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris @ Zeke's Gallery [mailto:zeke@zeke.com]
Sent: Tuesday May 25, 2004 2.52 >
To: info@canadianactionparty.ca [The Canadian Action Party]
Subject: Art & Culture


Howdy!

I was reading through your platform and noticed that your platform states that you would increase funding for the National Arts Council and the CBC. I was wondering if this was the total extent of your policies on Art & Culture, or if there was something slightly more detailed available.

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris @ Zeke's Gallery [mailto:zeke@zeke.com]
Sent: Tuesday May 25, 2004 2.48 >
To: info@marijuanaparty.org [The Marijuana Party]
Subject: Art & Culture


Howdy!

I was reading through your platform and noticed that you have no mention of Art or Culture. I was wondering what your party's position is on this subject?

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com


The Bloc Quebecois, Conservatives, NDP and Liberals all use web forms for email, so the one's I sent to them don't have the same "email-y" look, sorry.

Sent to the Liberals

Howdy!

In going through the policy and documents section of the Liberal Party's web site, the only mention of Art & Culture are the following two quotes:

"In the arts sector, we will work to modernize our arts and culture policy and create a new international instrument on cultural diversity.

"We will work with parliamentarians to modernize our arts and culture policies and federal cultural institutions. We can aid these institutions as they take up the challenge of technological advancements, while also reflecting Canada’s regional diversity and multiculturalism.

I was wondering if you had any information that provided a slightly more detailed description of your plans with regards to Arts & Culture. Or if you were planning on continuing the same policies that have been in place without change?

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

Sent to the NDP

Howdy!

I was reading through your party's issues section on the web site, and noticed that you have no mention of Art or Culture. I was wondering what your party's position is on this subject?

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

Sent to the Conservatives

Howdy!

I was reading through your party's website and noticed that you have no mention of Art or Culture. I was wondering what your party's position is on this subject?

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com

Sent to the Bloc Quebecois

Howdy!

I was reading through your party's website and noticed that you have no mention of Art or Culture. I was wondering what your party's position is on this subject?

Thank You Very Much
Chris Hand

Zeke's Gallery
http://zekesgallery.blogspot.com


OK, in the time it took me to type this, the Conservatives had an auto responder kick in. So far the the response tally is this:

-----Original Message-----
From: info@conservative.ca [mailto:info@conservative.ca]
Sent: Tuesday May 25, 2004 3.39 >
To: zeke@zeke.com
Subject: Thank you


Thank you for taking the time to send your comments or request to the
Conservative Party of Canada. They will be addressed as quickly as
possible.

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