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For DramaQueen and Hardcormier, among others

Here are two really good links about the current election and Harper's view of the arts:

Margaret Atwood Defends All Canadians as Artists

Gayleen Froese Explains Why 'Ordinary' is not the same as Uncreative

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Awesome! I actually saw Margaret Atwood's article blown up and posted in the front window of a store in Toronto.

I agree with both that the "artist as other" concept should be insulting to most Canadians. To be honest though, I blame the education system a bit. When I was a kid we seemed to do a bad job of promoting the idea that art is something that everyone can and should do, regardless of profitability.