Government and consumer spending on culture

Volume 9 No 5 / November 24, 201024 November 2010

In this issue: Recent Canadian reports provide interesting insights into government and consumer spending on culture. These reports include a benchmark Statistics Canada dataset, Quebec-specific information on municipal cultural spending, and a Hill Strategies report on consumer spending on culture.


Consumer Spending on Culture in 2008

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This report shows that Canadian consumers spent over $27 billion on cultural goods and services in 2008, which represents $841 for every Canadian resident. The $27.4 billion in consumer spending is three times larger than the $9.2 billion spent on cu… View this resource

Municipal spending on culture in Quebec in 2007

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Municipal spending on culture is an area that is not covered in any detail by standard Statistics Canada surveys. As such, this report provides some interesting findings on cultural spending by Quebec municipalities. In the report, cultural spending… View this resource

Government expenditures on culture in 2007/2008

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Statistics Canada recently released a brief overview and data regarding government spending on culture in 2007-08. The data includes direct government support for culture, not tax credits or other indirect instruments. Hill Strategies has analyzed th… View this resource

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