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BANFF, ALTA.—The artistic profession, one that often straddles the line somewhere between public good and private enterprise, finds its moment on the Hill on Oct. 2 to celebrate and strengthen Canadian cultural policy. In 2016, one of the biggest lobby days in recent history was conducted by the Canadian Arts Coalition, a non-partisan collaborative movement which saw more than 150 arts advocates come to Ottawa for Arts Day on the Hill. This year, they bring with them a

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Arts Day on the Hill: a celebration of the artistic profession in Canada

By Ainslee Beer      

This year, arts advocate will bring with them a message to Parliamentarians to increase investment for Canadian Heritage’s Canada Arts Presentation Fund and to clear up myths and administrative processes on artist taxation.

People pictured at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto in 2015. The artistic profession, one that often straddles the line somewhere between public good and private enterprise, finds its moment on the Hill on Oct. 2 to celebrate and strengthen Canadian cultural policy, writes Ainslee Beer, but there are two main issues artists want to see resolved. The Hill Times file photograph
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