Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The stimulus spending spree (for nudge-nudge-wink-wink appropriate projects) continues from the Stephen Harper Chorus:
The fate of this year’s Divers/Cité festival in Montreal was up in the air on Wednesday after the federal government said it would not approve funding for the event.
Divers/Cité, Montreal’s gay pride arts festival, was counting on $155,000 in new funding from Ottawa.
In an email from Industry Canada, spokeswoman Christiane Fox said there are just too many worthwhile events to allow government funding for all of them.
The directors of Divers/Cité in Montreal said bureaucrats told them their funding request met all the criteria, and that final approval was with Industry Minister Tony Clement’s office. But on Monday, organizers were told the Conservative government had rejected their request.
The long arm of Rev. Charles McVety and Real Women of Canada apparently knows how to pull the so-called leader's chains.
In RWOC prez Cecilia Forsyth's letter to Harper, she makes sure he knows who's boss.
But I'm a little mystified when she knocks the gay pride circuit for narcissism -- she hasn't noticed Harper's penchant for psychic dresser advice and multiple 'pride' shots of the tubby one?
Posted by rockfish at 10:03 AM