Mr. Speaker, CINARS made an announcement yesterday about the impact of the Conservative cuts to culture. They are having a devastating effect, especially on francophone artists.
The Société Nationale de l'Acadie has stated that these cuts are preventing the Acadian people from getting the same sort of exposure they did before the cuts and that far fewer cultural products are being exported.
In the meantime, spending by the Prime Minister's Office is ballooning. It makes no sense. It is illogical.
Will the minister admit that those cuts were based on ideology? When will he start seriously listening to this country's artists?