04/27/2012 07:06 EDT | Updated 06/27/2012 05:12 EDT

NDP slams cuts to Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador NDP member Gerry Rogers says she's been inundated with messages from all over the province about the cut to funding to the province's Arts Council.

The Art Council's funding was cut by $33,000 in this year's budget.

Rogers says for every dollar the government spends in arts funding, nearly three dollars is generated in the economy.

The NDP critic says she's bewildered by the move to cut funding to the Arts Council, which she says is already underfunded.