PM says approach to arts same as other areas

Tue Oct 7, 2008 3:39pm EDT
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TORONTO (Reuters) - The minority Conservative government's budgetary approach to the arts is the same as its takes on other areas, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told CBC television in an interview.

The Conservative government has cut millions in funding to arts programs, touching off a wave of criticism from artists and provincial politicians during the current campaign for the October 14 election.

($1=$1.11 Canadian)

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson)