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The Francophonie  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question. The official kick-off for Rendez-vous de la Francophonie was held last week. It is truly a unique opportunity to celebrate the Francophonie all across Canada. Activities will be taking place from March 3 to March 23 from coast to

March 7th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. We recognize that the Maison de Radio-Canada is an important symbol. As a member and a minister from the Montreal region, I certainly want to make sure that Radio-Canada management holds proper consultations that include Montre

March 7th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. I am pleased that he had the opportunity to meet with so many creators and people from the industry. I also had the opportunity to meet a number of creators, and I am very aware of the issues they face. My team and I understand

February 25th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. My team and I are working very hard on organizing festivities for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Of course we will be focusing on a government-wide approach that will bring together Canadians from every community in th

February 25th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Telecommunications  Mr. Speaker, we understand the importance of technological changes and the culture that is in line with these technological changes, and that is why our government is committed to really looking into the opportunity of—

February 24th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Telecommunications  Clearly, Mr. Speaker, there is no issue with free speech in this House. We will launch a public consultation on the digital shift in order to really see the opportunity, but not only that, to really understand the impact the internet may have on users and creators in general.

February 24th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we will reinvest in CBC/Radio-Canada and we will help the arts and culture industry in this country. Why? Because we believe in it and there has not been a lot of funding over the past 10 years for arts and culture in Canada. We pledged to do it and we will continu

February 24th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his question. The media world is presently facing technological challenges because consumers are required to choose different content in different ways. That is why we will not only reinvest in CBC/Radio-Canada and various cult

February 24th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his question. First of all, I would like to remind him that the CBC operates at arm's length from the government. Of course I asked the CBC to hold consultations in order to find out what the employees, the unions, and the poli

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her question. In 1967, the National Arts Centre was seen as a legacy of the 100th anniversary of Confederation. It was inaugurated in 1969 by one Pierre Elliott Trudeau. We are pleased to announce the centre's renovation for the 150th a

February 16th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his question. I am very proud to announce on behalf of the government that we signed our first audiovisual coproduction treaty with Ireland yesterday, and there is more good news. Two films, Room and Brooklyn, have been nominated for O

February 5th, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, our government promised greater involvement of citizens in decision-making. I am proud to announce today that my department has launched an online public consultation on the memorial to the victims of Communism. I call on Canadians from coast to coast to coast to s

February 2nd, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his very good question. I am aware of this file. I would like to point out that the certification office put in place tighter criteria in June 2015. I was also informed by the certification office that programs with evidence of

February 1st, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for his question. We were elected on a platform that called for ambitious reinvestment in arts and culture. We received a clear mandate from Canadians: to deliver on that platform.

February 1st, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, we strongly believe in the importance of a public broadcaster and a public content creator in this 21st century. This is why we will reinvest in CBC/Radio Canada. That is a platform commitment and we will abide by it.

February 1st, 2016House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal