Stepahne Dion has pledged to restore the $11.8 million in funds axed by the Harper Conservatives in 2006.
"The crowd of writers, representing some Canada's best in literature, were enthusiastic about Dion's announcement.
"There's a great hunger abroad for Canadian artists and thinkers to express themselves," said Barbara Gowdy, a novelist and short story writer who has twice been nominated for a Governor General's award."
It's a fine idea, if for no other reason than Dion doesn't want to wind up being a character in a Gowdy novel.
I've read all but one of her books, so you can believe it.
Posted by Dave