Canadian artists are not just decoration; we’re not maple syrup and stuffed moose. We’re there to represent the originality and know-how of our country, to show that we think differently, we’re not the United States, that we have a radically different take on world politics and diplomacy. That is, first of all, expressed through the art that we export. And that’s been cut. It’s really a shortsighted move.
— Robert Lepage on the current government in Canada - CBC News - Rhapsody in Blue