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Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, it is the responsibility of the National Capital Commission to do the maintenance of all the official residences. That is why the NCC is conducting much needed work at Harrington Lake, in order to conserve this heritage building. The Prime Minister has paid for a r

June 18th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, my colleague really should be a member of the Union des artistes because he has a really nice voice. Our government has decided to reinvest in the arts sector, whereas the Conservatives made massive cuts and were at war with the cultural sector. We have also reinves

June 7th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Tobique—Mactaquac for his question. Now more than ever, our government firmly believes in the importance of our public broadcaster. When we talk about CBC/Radio-Canada, we cannot help but remember the Conservatives' legacy. The Con

June 7th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we are proud of our negotiations to conclude the CPTPP. We have also managed to achieve real gains in various sectors, including everything from culture to intellectual property to automotive. As we have said, and as the minister indicated in the House of Commons aga

June 7th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, CPTPP ratification is a top priority for our government, and we are working relentlessly in order to introduce the legislation before the House rises for the summer. The CPTPP would provide unparalleled benefits for hard-working Canadians and their families. We hav

June 7th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Official Languages  Madam Speaker, I want to thank the member for Cloverdale—Langley City for his question and compliment him for his excellent French. After a decade of Conservative indifference and inaction on official languages, we are taking action. We announced an unprecedented investment of c

June 1st, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, Canada Day is a time when Canadians of all ages can take part in a wide range of activities that celebrate our communities. This year, Canada Day programming will showcase the important contributions of indigenous peoples and the inspiring women who shaped this nati

May 31st, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the chairperson of the CRTC and his team for their work, as well as all the stakeholders who took part in the study that I commissioned last September. Ultimately, our objective is to modernize our laws to protect and promote our culture in the 21st

May 31st, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government understands the importance of supporting our artists and artisans. We also know that the way Canadians access content has changed over the years. That is why we have invested a historic $3.2 billion in culture. It is also why we are going to moderniz

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, my colleague would agree that our media is facing tremendous upheaval that necessarily affects their business models. We are aware of the issue regarding the communities that are underserved. That is why in budget 2018 we allocated $50 million to ensure that we are a

May 11th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, protecting and promoting human rights in Canada and abroad is a top priority for our government. Earlier today the Minister of Justice presented Canada's third Universal Periodic Review before the United Nations Human Rights Council. Through our work as a governme

May 11th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, we know that more and more Canadians are getting their news on the internet. Because of that, our media have to innovate. In budget 2018, in response to calls from the industry, we announced that the government would study new models that would enable media outlets t

May 10th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, as members know, Canadians are increasingly turning to the Internet to get the news. Meanwhile, media companies are innovating to adapt to this change. At the request of the industry, we announced in budget 2018 that the government would examine new models to enable

May 8th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, we all know that the way Canadians consume content has changed, and this is a reality that is impacting many sectors. The reality is that benefits associated with the shift toward digital are not shared equally between web giants and our artists, creators, and journa

May 8th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, as my colleague knows, the vast majority of Canadians use social media and digital platforms. Because of this, I met with representatives of all the major platforms to develop our cultural policy, Creative Canada. My chief of staff's expertise and knowledge on the

May 7th, 2018House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal