From the apparently-just-too-darned-excited-about-all-this-arts-funding to-proofread-every-single-release office of Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore (emphasis added):
Government of Canada Increases its Investment in the Confederation Centre for the Arts and Offers Incentives for Private Donations
CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, accompanied by the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament (Egmont), today announced an increase in the amount of funding for the Confederation Centre for the Arts for five years. Over the next three years, the Centre will benefit from increases to its current level of funding of $1,875,000. By 2012-2013, the Centre will receive $3 million annually.
(Proposed quote from the Centre: to be confirmed by the Program)
“The Centre is thrilled to receive this news,” said David MacKenzie, CEO of the Confederation Centre for the Arts. “The increase in operating funding and the ability to match endowment gifts will help the Centre be a 21st century celebration of Confederation that expresses Canada’s heritage, diversity and creativity through the arts.”
Hey, at least David MacKenzie gets to approve his talking point! That’s more than most cabinet ministers can say. (Okay, that was just mean.)
INSTA-UPDATE: At least someone caught it before sending the release off to Marketwire. And yes, as it turns out, they are thrilled!