QS proposes to distribute the “good” of $ 60 to raise the cultural milieu

QS propose de distribuer des «bons» de 60 $ pour relancer le milieu culturel

QUEBEC | in Order to revive the cultural milieu strongly hit by the crisis of the COVID-19, Québec solidaire proposes to distribute 1.5 million Quebecers of the “good” of $ 60 to spend in quebec culture in the non-digital.

These gift vouchers are non-transferable would be distributed to those less inclined to consume the culture here in order to encourage more Quebecers to consume it by purchasing tickets to the theatre, circus or museum, said the party spokesman on Culture, Catherine Dorion.

This last has presented Friday a list of 10 actions to help the cultural sector in quebec, one of the first to have ceased all activities because of the containment measures.

Among these measures, the cost of which would amount to 332 million $, there are several specific types of aid for different environments or media, independent cinema, to concert halls, independent, intangible cultural heritage and the renovation of the built heritage, among others.

Québec solidaire also includes a position repeatedly stated in the past few years, is to tax the giants of the digital (GAFAM) to the tune of 3 % of their turnover in Quebec. This measure would, moreover, allow to finance, in part, the other which are proposed up to a total of $ 130 million per year.

“Have to go find the money where he has fled in the past few years : in the big digital companies” said Catherine Dorion.

The training policy also proposes to encourage the “découvrabilité” of quebec works on different digital platforms or they are too often in competition with american productions and around the world.

According to Catherine Dorion, the cultural community has been “very disappointed” with the reopening plan presented by the minister the minister Nathalie Roy, 22, last may.

This last set for the 29th may in the reopening phase-museums, libraries and drive-ins.

“Not an artist or creator to get back in action with this announcement,” underlined the spokesperson of Québec solidaire in the field of culture.

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