On November 2, 2010 Bill C-32 went to 2nd reading in the House of Commons. When asked a direct question by Carole Lavallee of the BQ about the difference between a tax and a levy the Minister replied: "I would say that we are trying to be fair to people, and that means being fair to consumers.
Having read Samuel Trosow's work for sometime I read with interest his analysis of the educational provisions. He makes an extremely valuable point about the conservative risk averse analysis that appears to operate at many educational institutions.
Rebecca Belmore: " [Worth] started out with the whole idea of: what is an artwork worth? Who is allowed to give and who is allowed to take? So it's all about giving and taking and the fact that the art - not just the object, more the idea - belongs to me. Artists are very generous people and I wanted to publicly illustrate that."