Canadian’s rich heritage has a major impact on the quality of our communities and provides many of the most fulfilling moments in our lives. We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of cultural and sporting experiences.
We will increase funding to community sports and help to improve the health of the whole nation. We will secure arts and heritage by restoring funding. We will also ensure that public service broadcasting remains strong, free from interference and securely funded.
Culture Canada – We recognise the enormous contribution that arts, heritage and culture make to the lives of citizens and to the economy, and the part they can play in education.
The arts play a major role in building Canada’s reputation worldwide. The countries museums play a vital part in community regeneration, but they have been neglected.
Open + Free Media – Essential to a free society is a strong and diverse media free from government interference and pressure. Independent, impartial and trusted media sources are needed across Canada. We will ensure that public service broadcasting remains strong, free from interference and securely funded, not least to provide impartial news, independent of political and commercial pressures. We also recognise the vital roles that commercial radio, television and new media play. We will foster a climate in which diverse ownership and competition can thrive, and provide flexible regulation that adapts to the rapidly changing media environment.
Sport for all – Promoting sport and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle is an important part of public health. We will use large events, like Vancouver 2010 and the Para-Olympic Games, to inspire the whole nation to get active.