A Toronto area artist is standing up to her bully.
Her bully, she claims, is the Harper government.
Many will recall the story of Franke James, an environmental advocate who, over the years, has created provocative visual essays challenging the Canadian government over its inaction on climate change.
Earlier this year, James' artwork garnered the attention of a Croatia-based environmental group called Nektarina Non Profit who wanted to feature 20 of her original art pieces as part of a European tour.
In July, however, Nektarina told the Toronto Star that a $5,000 tour grant they were slated to receive from the Canadian embassy in Croatia was pulled after Ottawa notified the embassy of James' criticisms of the Harper government.
Moreover, James' alleges the Conservatives badmouthed her to a corporate sponsor who yanked its sponsorship funds to avoid "further damage" to their company.
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