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In 2014, a coalition of artists and organizations formed Kawartha ArtsVote to bring awareness to the cultural sector in advance of the municipal election.

We are relaunching ArtsVote in anticipation of the municipal election in the City of Kawartha Lakes this fall. 


In the lead up to the vote in October, we're shining the light on the cultural sector once again. We want to elect candidates who support the arts, and who believe that long-term investment in culture in Kawartha Lakes is vital to our economic and social growth. We are engaging voters and creating an opportunity for electoral candidates to express a platform on arts and culture. We want to empower you to make an informed decision.

We've sent a list of questions to all candidates seeking office in the October election and responses from the candidates will be posted here for you to see. We'd like to hear from the community as well.

On INSERT DATE HERE you're invited to a discussion forum at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay where each mayoral candidate will publicly answer our questions. 

 
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Review what the candidates have to say and take their comments into consideration when it is time vote.

Change is up to you. 

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage sector represents $23.8 billion or 4 %of the province’s GDP and over 301,000 jobs.

90% of Ontarians agree that an active local arts scene helps make a community a better place to live.

 

80% of Ontarians agree that an active local arts scene helps communities attract business.

Spending on live performing arts was $1.4 billion which was more than double spending on live sports events ($650 million).

The average Ontario arts and culture tourist spends twice as much per trip as does a typical tourist – $667 per trip versus $374, and stays one night longer

 

ASK YOUR CANDIDATES
ABOUT THESE ISSUES

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THEN TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

Click the box that applies to you and answer our questions about arts & culture. 

 

NOW READ WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY

 

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT OUR CANDIDATES' VIEWS ON ARTS & CULTURE

 

CLICK HERE TO READ VIEWS ON ARTS & CULTURE BY OUR COMMUNITY

 
 
 
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VOTER INFORMATION

If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age you can vote in the municipal and school board election.

Need details about where and when to vote?

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Tom Collver.