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Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle for her question and for her excellent work. As part of Creative Canada, the government will, starting in 2018, increase its contribution to the Canada Media Fund in order to provide it with stable fundin

October 17th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, the government is committed to building a more inclusive society, and the National Holocaust Monument commemorates the six million Jews, as well as the five million other victims, who were murdered during the Holocaust. It stands as a reminder of the dangers of hatre

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, it is a little ironic to see my Conservative colleague rise in defence of culture when the Conservatives were the ones who cut millions of dollars from culture funding over the past 10 years. That being said, I am happy to see that we have an ally here in the House

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, this morning I had a very productive meeting with various stakeholders in Quebec's cultural industry. Our conversations were very fruitful. I understand their concerns and their anxiety. We agreed to work together on a game plan for protecting our culture online. We

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I hear the concerns of the arts and culture sector and, of course, I represent the sector well. I work very hard to represent it well. That being said, we have presented an extremely ambitious vision to protect our culture in a digital age. Our various laws do not e

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we are extremely proud of the vision for a creative Canada that we had the chance to present last Thursday, and the very historic investments on the part of a foreign platform, which is Netflix, of $500 million over the next five years in Canadian productions. This i

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I am listening to and I understand stakeholders' concerns. That being said, we need to protect and promote our creative industries in this digital age. That is exactly why I presented a plan last Thursday to reform a sector that has not been modernized in 30 years.

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, protecting the cultural exemption is a priority for our government. We recognize how important the contribution of arts and culture is to our economy and our society. NAFTA's record is marked by economic growth and job creation for the middle class. We will continue

September 26th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act  moved that Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

September 21st, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we invested $1.9 billion in arts and culture, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We are still the only country in the G7 to have made such a significant investment in this area. Knowing that there is some concern in the production sector, we have decided t

September 19th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we believe in our artists, in our producers, and in the entire arts community. That is why we invested $1.9 billion in arts and culture, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We are still the only country in the G7 to have made such a significant investment in

September 18th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, supporting arts and culture in this country is one of our top priorities. That is why we have invested so much financially, to the tune of $1.9 billion. That said, we also believe in lowering taxes for the middle class. During the election campaign, we made a clear

September 18th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Innovation, Science and Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, of course, it is Canada’s 150th anniversary and tomorrow we are kicking off the celebrations. It will be June 21, National Aboriginal Day. Then we will have the day celebrating Quebec and the Canadian Francophonie, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and finally Canada

June 20th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Indigenous Languages  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Yukon for his important work on this file. Our responsibility to protect and promote indigenous languages is a priority for our government. Last week, alongside the leaders of the national indigenous organizations, we made a dec

June 20th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I would remind my colleague that official languages are important to our government and that the official languages commissioner is, too. We will have an official languages commissioner. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages is fully operational and I

June 19th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal