( Disponible en anglais seulement )
The Government committed to continued investment in Arts, Culture and Sports in the Budget. More particularly, the Government committed to renew Arts funding beginning in 2015/2016 which funding shall include $25 million for the Canada Council for the Arts, $30.1 million for the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, $30 million for the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, $18 million for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and $1.8 million for the Fathers of Confederation Building Trust. In addition, the Government committed to supporting the Canada Book Fund at a rate of $9 million per year, the Canada Music Fund at a rate of $8.8 million a year and to support the Virtual Museum of Canada and Online Works at $4.2 million per year.
Finally, the Government committed to maintaining its record level of support for Sport Canada by committing ongoing funding of $23 million per year for the Sport Support Program which includes $11 million targeted for winter sports through Own the Podium, $6 million targeted for team sports, $5 million for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and $1 million for Special Olympics Canada.