About government arts funding, Seraphic Single comments:
Well, I can see an argument for the government encouraging Canadian art and letters, for otherwise there’d be no competing with American art and letters. The population of Canadians who actually support Canadian artists and writers is small. Imagine if the only Canadian novelists we heard of were Atwood and Ondaatje. Or the only stay-at-home actors we knew were Megan Followes and Sarah Polley. And it’s too bad that so many Canadian artists are never heard of unless they go to the States.