CMF welcomes appointment of Pascale St-Onge as Minister of Canadian Heritage

Toronto, July 26, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) released the following statement from Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, congratulating the Honourable Pascale St-Onge on her appointment to the position of Minister of Canadian Heritage. 

“On behalf of the Canada Media Fund, I would like to congratulate Pascale St-Onge on her appointment as Minister of Canadian Heritage and welcome her to this important role. Minister St-Onge's strong track record of leadership and advocacy for the media and cultural sector will be invaluable as we work together to invest in our industry in a rapidly changing digital landscape. I am eager to collaborate with her and her team on the CMF’s transition towards a modernized system that better supports the creation of compelling Canadian and Indigenous stories and that ensures the continued vitality and resilience of Canada’s screen-based production sector.”  

“I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Pablo Rodriguez for his outstanding service as Minister of Canadian Heritage since October 2021. He has been a staunch ally and partner to the industry and the CMF, demonstrating his commitment to innovation, inclusion, and excellence in Canadian content. He has shown remarkable vision and dedication in leading the recovery and transformation of the cultural sector during these challenging times. I wish him all the best in his new challenges as our new Minister of Transport."  

About the CMF 
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice, and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite, and IPTV distributors. Visit our website for more information 

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