The Cultural Plan in the Herald

Jane Buss, wow, she takes no crap…

“Halifax’s proposed new cultural plan suffered a stinging rebuke Tuesday from the head of the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia.

It was part of a shaky unveiling at city hall of the comprehensive document, 10 months in the making.

Regional councillors received a letter from federation executive director Jane Buss as they took their first serious look at a plan that calls for more art in public buildings, increased efforts to get local artists and musicians into schools and possibly a new performing-arts centre.

The letter, addressed to Mayor Peter Kelly, assaults the proposal as totally ‘bereft of imagination, vision or even common sense.'”