[…] “Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault [above image from government website] unveiled early plans on Friday to give $500 million to Canada’s arts, sports and cultural sectors as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic — but exactly who will benefit remains to be determined.

The minister said he’s got an array of entertainment industries in mind, among them non-profits, national sports organizations, television production houses, publishers, music associations and media organizations.

Each one will likely be clamouring for a helping hand as the fallout from the virus affects every aspect of the industry from live venues to book sales, film production schedules to revenue at newspapers.” […]