Jamie West MPP, Sudbury

Government of Ontario

Letter to Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries about support for Arts and Culture workers

Published on July 27, 2020

Jill Andrew - MPP, Toronto-St.Paul's and I wrote to the Minister for Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, after meeting with IATSE to consider their requests for assistance.

Ontario's arts and culture sector was already facing issues pre-pandemic when Ford's government made cuts to the Ontario Arts Council. Now, many workers have lost their jobs and the industry is suffering, with no light at the end of the tunnel. Support from the government is imperative to the continued success of Ontario’s arts and culture sector and the economic recovery of communities across the province!