Canadian Election: Dept of Culture Call to Action

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Hello DoC Friends and Supporters,

Below is everything you need to know to put a dent in the massive advertising advantage the Conservatives have gained through superior fundraising. We need an impassioned grassroots movement to create a wave of counter-arguments to the Stephen Harper is a nice guy who wears sweaters and feeds kids Cheerios message being disseminated through traditional media.

If the Obama campaign has taught us anything, it is that the internet and YouTube videos can be a powerful and legitimate force in an election campaign. Use your imagination, use your intellect, and remember funny is far more likely to go viral. Just ask Tina Fey.

Michael Wheeler
Central Coordinator
Department of Culture

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Speak up. Speak out. Speak fast.

The Department Of Culture wants you to get involved! Show Canada in 30 seconds how you feel about the Conservative government’s dramatic dismantling of arts, cultural and social programs since 2006.

These submissions will be entered into a national online contest. Celebrity judges will pick the winning entries, which will be showcased at the DoC’s huge This Is Not A Conservative Party concert, Oct. 9th at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto.

DEADLINE: 9 a.m. EST, Wednesday, October 1, 2008

For entry details visit

Do you want to make a 30 second video for the DoC but don’t have the gear? Trinity Square Video wants to help!


Drop by for 10 minutes at the TSV office (Richmond and Spadina). TSV staff will help you shoot and up-load your clip to YouTube. Leave with your Gone in 30 Seconds video complete!

Tuesday, September 22 to Friday, September 26
10am to 5pm

Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376
Toronto, ON
(416) 593-1332

It just got easier to:
Speak up. Speak out. Speak fast.

Trinity Square Video is a not-for-profit centre that provides artists, activists and community organizations with video production/post-production support and services at accessible rates. Since 1971 TSV has been committed to providing a broad spectrum of services related to video: workshops, screenings, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, festival sponsorships and community partnerships

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Keep in touch!
You can always stay on top of what the Department of Culture is up to by visiting our website at

Enter our video contest: details at

Department of Culture | 1087 Queen St. W | Toronto | Ontario | M4Y 1B5 | Canada

One comment on “Canadian Election: Dept of Culture Call to Action

  1. What a fantastic initiative. And BRAVO to the folks at Trinity Video!

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