Interesting how the Trudeau government claims they’re out of money one moment, then finds a huge stash of cash the next.
We all remember how Justin Trudeau outraged millions when he said Canadian Veterans were “asking for more than we are able to give right now.”
After seemingly endless spending, full restitution for injured Veterans was where Trudeau seemed to draw the line.
Outrageously, we’ve all seen the massive spending since then, including on nationalizing a pipeline and spending millions on a road for the Jordanian military.
And now, the government that said Veterans were asking for too much has found something else to spend the taxpayers money on.
As noted by the CP, “Ottawa is getting ready to invest $125 million over five years for the Canadian arts by increasing existing budgets for domestic programs, expanding the eligible sectors that can receive money and by helping artists export their work internationally, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said Tuesday. Calling it a “strategy with teeth and money,” Joly told reporters the federal government decided to expand the sectors eligible for arts funding to include industries such as video gaming, design, virtual reality and fashion. “For the first time in our history, all these disciplines will be supported (financially),” Joly said at the announcement in Montreal.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Trudeau government announcement without the obligatory attack on Harper:
“The Liberals are reinvesting in sectors ignored by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper, which cut funding for programs that exported Canadian art into foreign markets, Joly added. She said Harper’s cuts “annihilated” programs that supported artists touring overseas.”
This is the perfect demonstration of how broken the priorities of the Trudeau government have become: They say they can’t afford to do more to help Veterans who went overseas and sustained injuries in service to our nation, yet they’re increasing funding for artists to go overseas.
How the hell does that make any sense?
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