29 Jul '11, 9am

Harper Government Trying to Silence Canadian Artist | Care2 Causes

Harper Government Trying to Silence Canadian Artist | Care2 Causes

What’s a talented artist like Franke James doing on a government hit list? She is being blacklisted by the Government of Canada. Granted, she published a visual essay asking Stephen Harper, “Why are you making us choose between the Economy and the Environment?” That appears to be all it takes for the recently re-titled “Harper Government” to clip her wings as she prepares to take her art onto an international stage. So much for democracy I was under the impression that citizens of a democracy not only had the right to question governmental policies, they had the obligation. Apparently the Harper Government skipped that lesson in their civics classes. Nektarina Non Profit in Croatia invited James “to raise environmental awareness with youth , and inspire teens to make their own climate change art.” With a $75,000 award from a corporate sponsor, they set to work arranging he...

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