The federal government cancels Exhibition Transport Services (ETS). Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, ETS had been a vital shipping service for Canadian public galleries and museums, allowing for safe and affordable transport of art across the country, especially to remote locations.

The WAG, along with many other art museums, predicts that shipping costs will increase, presenting a challenge to the Gallery’s ability to borrow works, host large-scale touring exhibitions, and accept donations from private collectors.