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Canadian Heritage committee  It can't be an opinion piece.

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  It can't be for opinion pieces, when someone writes their point of view, for example.

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  We're talking about news that is objective, professional. Here in Canada we are very lucky to have such professional journalism. It is the envy of the world. That is the type of journalism we are trying to protect.

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  Absolutely. Music is something we all care about. Two things needed to happen. First we had to increase funding. The Canada Music Fund had not been increased. Not only that, but it had been reduced over the years. We had to reinvest in it significantly. We are investing $20 mill

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  Thank you very much.

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  Thank you for the question, Mr. Breton. Thank you for inviting me. I so enjoyed visiting your riding and playing guitar with the students at the school in Granby. It was a nice time.

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  It was spur of the moment and memorable. You are right to point out that we've made a considerable investment in festivals. In fact, there are two investments in particular that you need to remember. For major festivals we are investing $16 million in the Canada Arts Presentatio

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  You are right to bring that up. As you said, our newspapers are in crisis. They have lost half their employees since 2010. We are going to address the heart of the problem by creating concrete measures to support Canadian newspapers, big and small, all while preserving journalis

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Canadian Heritage committee  Thank you, Madam Chair. Members of the committee, good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to speak before the committee. Before we begin, I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg. As you mentioned, I am joine

April 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order to table the government's responses to Order Paper Questions Nos. 2192 and 2211, and a revised response to Question No. 1720.

March 20th, 2019House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Yukon for his amazing work. Our language represents who we are. It is how we tell our stories to our children. Most indigenous languages are in danger and many have been lost. We need to act and we need to act now, hand in hand with indigenou

February 21st, 2019House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Indigenous Languages Act  Mr. Speaker, it is rather amusing to hear my colleague ask questions and then answer them himself. I said this is an important bill because we have been working on it for a year and a half. We introduced it now because we have taken a year and a half to draft this bill with vari

February 20th, 2019House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Indigenous Languages Act  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague started his comments by saying that the Prime Minister, in his campaign promise, said that we would do things differently. That is exactly what we did. We have been consulting for almost two years with the Inuit, with the M├ętis, with first nations

February 20th, 2019House debate

Pablo Rodriguez

Indigenous Languages Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his thoroughness on this file. We had the opportunity to discuss it yesterday. I could tell how important this is to him. I want to come back to the question raised by his colleague. As I already said, we have been in discussions with all

February 20th, 2019House debate

Pablo Rodriguez