Here’s a link to a July 28 article in the Toronto Star about an artist named Franke James (pictured) who allegedly had funds pulled for a European exhibition of her work by the Canadian government because of past criticism she’s levied against the Harper Conservatives and other political parties for their lack of action on the environmental portfolio.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Who was the idiot who approved an art show by that woman, Franke James?” a senior Canadian official was quoted as saying by Antonovic’s contacts in the Zagreb embassy. “Don’t you know this lady speaks against the Canadian government?”