Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our government is folkophobic!

It had to be said and I said it.

The Harper government is Folkophobic!

How else can you explain the Edmonton Folk Music Festival not receiving funding from the federal Marquee Tourism Events Program if there is not some deep-seated anti folk music agenda at the heart of this decision.

That has to be the reason no?


Richard said...

forget folkaphobic, they are rib-aphobic!

They've pulled funding for the Burlington, ON Ribfest!

Alberta Girl said...

When this whole bro-ha-ha developed last year with the Folk Fest complaining it got funding cut, it came out that they were funded under another project.

Could it be that these groups are double or triple dipping and the Tories just cut one arm of the funding.

There is more to this story, but don't count on the media to search it out.

Ardvark said...

Personally I blame the hippies.

NB Tory Gal said...

Could be the government is just watching where their pennies go these days... what a novel idea !

Rural and Right said...

Looks like Toronto Star readers are 'Paradeophobic' with 68% (of 34572) saying no to "Do you think the federal government should fund Toronto's gay pride festival?"

Check out the sponsors of the edmonton folk festival. http://www.efmf.ab.ca/002.info/002-11.sponsors.html
What are the odds that CBC will continue to give the festival taxpayers cash this year?

CanadianSense said...

Perhaps we can solicit some funding for federal monies.

Anyone know a lobbyist who has connections?

We know R.J. sucked at getting the refrendum err I mean the green energy dollars, what about some ex-Liberal, current, after the AG Report, Gomery Report clearly they knew how to work the system much better that 2008 ex-CPC guy.

What about Angry White Men From Alberta that can't jump? We can start a support group. A Duck hunters club with only .22's?

skyhook8 said...

I blame the Berkenstockers.