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Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the importance of protecting culture and that is why we are taking concrete action. We have invested $2.3 billion, the largest investment in 30 years by the federal government, in our creative industries and the protection and support of th

December 12th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our colleague opposite refuses to talk about Creative Canada, our new cultural policy. That is because the Conservatives know that it lines up perfectly with our election promises, which were much more ambitious than theirs, and because they know that we are investin

December 7th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canada is a steadfast ally and friend of Israel, and a friend of the Palestinian people. Canada's long-standing position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the dispute between the two parties. This has been the po

December 7th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canada is very proud of its leadership on the world stage. Canada is a steadfast ally and friend of Israel, and a friend of the Palestinian people. Canada's long-standing position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement o

December 7th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we recognize the importance of our two official languages and the importance of our French-Canadian youth. I was actually at the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne, which the Department of Canadian Heritage supports every year. That being said, my colleague has litt

December 6th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we recognize the importance of protecting our culture, and that is why we, like the cultural sector, are concerned about the impact of American content on our culture. It goes without saying that our government recognizes the importance of print media. We have alrea

December 6th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we understand that there have been thousands of job losses in newsrooms across the country and, of course, we value the importance of journalism, especially local journalism, because we know that this is a fundamental pillar of our democracy. That is why, every year,

December 6th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, Canada 150 is an important moment to remember the events that have shaped us as a country. Our government is proud to have invested just under $1 million to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion. This includes the creation of a memorial space, an

December 5th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the protection and promotion of human rights are fundamental priorities in our dialogue with China. We raise the issue of human rights in China at every opportunity and we will continue to encourage China to respect its international commitments through open and fra

December 5th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, Canada's cultural sector is very pleased that we invested $2.3 million in the Canada Council for the Arts, the CBC, Telefilm, and the National Film Board, organizations that employ thousands of people across the country. We are, of course, very concerned about what

December 4th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, of course in the context of Canada 150 we made sure to support the importance of reconciliation. We know that our history has had some wrongs and we want to make sure that we can acknowledge them and make sure that we all work together on the path of reconciliation.

December 4th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, I will be pleased to send my colleague the speech that I gave at the end of September in either print or digital format. In that speech, I clearly stated that we are going to continue to support our local media and help them through this difficult transition so that

December 1st, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to official languages in general as well as bilingualism, it goes without saying that the NDP has lost all credibility. The NDP is now trying to undermine the credibility of the new Commissioner of Official Languages. I do not really understand where

December 1st, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  moved that Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, be read the third time and passed.

December 1st, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Media Industry  Mr. Speaker, we have always been clear on the subject: we value the importance of journalism and every year we help the print media by providing up to $75 million through the Canada periodical fund. As part of our new vision for a creative Canada, we said that we will continue to

November 30th, 2017House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal