Now That We’ll Have A Diverse Cabinet, The Arts Need To Catch Up
Published on November 4th, 2015
By Bob Ramsay, Huffington Post
On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau will announce a new cabinet made up 50 per cent of women. That example could have painful consequences for a community that’s been hobbled by the Harper Tories and is expecting great things — especially more money — from the new Liberal Government.
The major arts groups in Canada’s largest city may be waiting a long time for sunny days, because they have among the least diverse “cabinets” anywhere in the land.
In fact, if any of them bleat that they can’t find enough “merit-based” candidates among women and minorities, they risk being out of touch, not only with their audiences, but their funders, especially in Ottawa.