Can the arts replace factories as an economic engine?

The Record (Sherbrooke), Eleanor Brown
How political — and how threatening — is culture when it’s created by English-speakers in Quebec? And perhaps more importantly, can the arts sustain a community? How do identity and finances intermingle? Can culture replace manufacturing and information technology to serve as an economic engine for anglo Quebecers? These are fascinating questions that the anglophone community must consider.
In 2008, the Quebec Community Groups Network “passed a formal resolution to prioritize the development of the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector” — the English-speaking sector, of course.