Wouldn'tchya know....the one slightly useful arts initiative that the feds produced, the Canadian Cultural Observatory enewsletter, has been cancelled. Maybe coz half their announcements were about events in Quebec and half of Canada does not live there, but they couldn't figure out why the general public either knew nothing about it or found it largely superfluous. Ah well. We all know how much the swivel servants have their finger on the pulse of the arts (that would be sarcasm).........Not impressed. Why don't they ever consult and listen to the artists???