Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Join the Letter-Writing Campaign

Support the Canada Council request for increased funding.

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Please support the Canada Council in its request for an increase in funding from the Government of Canada by writing letters, sending emails and making telephone calls to your local MP, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

We know the value of art. Art enriches people’s emotional, intellectual and spiritual lives. It stimulates and revitalizes the local economy through job creation, and our use of hotel, restaurant and other service industries. As a tool for learning, art encourages and promotes creative problem-solving. It brings people together in positive ways, and results in group activities. In turn, this enlivens our community, hence our quality of life as a city. As an innovative force, art drives society forward.

We encourage you to write, phone, email, or directly contact key public figures in your community. Contact information for all Saskatchewan MPs, the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of Culture can be found at mp's contact information.

For more information, mailing addresses, or a full list of MPs, go to http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/senmemb/house/members/CurrentMemberList.

In your correspondence, please focus on the positive aspects of public funding to your organization or to you as an individual. Please remember to literally thank your representative for their support and effort. If you would like to see a sample letter, contact the SAA at