Mr. Speaker, I was very pleased this weekend in St. John's, Newfoundland to follow through on our government's campaign commitment to give record support for Canada's music industry.
We made a commitment that we would provide record funding for Canada's music industry and we have done that and we have provided it for a record amount of time over five years.
We had artists there from Newfoundland and Labrador and from across the country support our announcements. In fact, this is what they had to say about our government support.
Heather Ostertag of Factor said that the government has “clearly demonstrated their commitment to culture”, and that the government is doing everything it can to make sure the music industry will go forward for the next generation.
We are doing what we said we would do.