After a five year Partnership with Heritage Canada, Summerworks has lost funding from Heritage Canada, which amounts to 20% of its budget.
Last year, the Toronto Sun ran a number of stories about a particular play at the festival (making assumptions about the content of the play without ever having seen it). Â They then took sought a comment on their story from the Prime Minister’s office (again, from someone who had not seen the play and had only their reporting to go on), which reported its “displeasure” (Torontoist has an excellent recap of the whole affair).
So, did The Sun’s lies and half truths cost Summerworks its funding? Â What do you think?