Promoting the arts in Canada

Okay, now this is truly awesome. Award-winning author, Yann Martel (The Life of Pi) feels that our Prime Minister does not have a strong enough interest in or awareness of the arts in Canada. So, he’s decided to mail Stephen Harper a book every two weeks. Here’s the CBC’s coverage, and this article from Reuters has a few direct quotes, and Yann Martel’s website about the whole thing is at

Sadly, I think the media attention will have more of an impact (if any) than the books, since in order to get something out of a book, you usually have to read it first.


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