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February 24, 2016

 

 (Still from Dominic Gagnon's Of the North)

 

 

Last Friday night I attended a clandestine screening of Dominic Gagnon's collage-film, Of the North. Clandestine because of all the controversy it stirred up last November at the Montreal International Documentary Festival. The film was condemned for allegedly perpetuating cultural stereotypes of the Inuit. Even people wh...

February 21, 2016

 

 

It is clear to us that the largest subsidy to the cultural life of Canada comes, not from governments, corporations or other patrons, but from the artists themselves through their unpaid or underpaid labor.

— from the Applebaum / Hébert Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee (1982)

 

 

Over three decades have passed since Louis Applebaum and Jacques Hébert reported o...

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