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

Toronto, July 18, 2018 - 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. Mr. Rodriguez’s extensive international experience, coupled with his deep understanding of the culture portfolio, which he acquired during the time he served as critic for Canadian Heritage, will give the screen-based sector and all Canadian cultural industries much-needed continuity.”

“We thank the Honourable Mélanie Joly on her tireless efforts over the past few years, as she continued to deliver on the government’s commitment to revamp the policy framework supporting Canada’s cultural industries. We wish her all the best, as she takes on new challenges in the delivery of the government’s agenda.”

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