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NDP To Form Culture Caucus, Request More Arts Funding

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OTTAWA -- A group of four New Democrat MPs with a background in the arts said they are forming a new culture caucus and asking the Tories to consider increased funding for the Canada Council for the Arts.

They also want Ottawa to introduce income averaging for artists -- a system that they said works well in Quebec for stars who may make a lot of money while they're on a roll, but then fall into a slump.

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