CMF statement on appointment of Pablo Rodriguez as Minister of Canadian Heritage

Toronto, October 26, 2021 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) released the following statement from Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, congratulating the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez on his appointment to the position of Minister of Canadian Heritage.

“We welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of Pablo Rodriguez to the position of Minister of Canadian Heritage. His previous experience with this portfolio from 2018 to 2019 and as opposition critic on Heritage files, his long-standing commitment to the culture sector, coupled with his extensive international experience, make him an excellent ally to our industries. We look forward to working with the Minister on the commitments made in the Liberal election platform to modernize and increase funding to the CMF to support the long-term contributions of our industry to Canada’s cultural and economic vitality.”

“We thank the Honourable Stephen Guilbeault for his tireless efforts over the past few years, as he continued to deliver on the government’s commitment to revamp the policy framework supporting Canada’s cultural industries. We wish him all the best as he undertakes new challenges as the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.”

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