Mélanie Joly named Minister of Canadian Heritage

As Canada’s new government is sworn in today, Ahuntsic-Cartierville MP, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, has been named the new Minister of Canadian Heritage, whose department supports Canadian magazine publishers, creators and other industry members through the Canada Periodical Fund, Aid to Publishers, and Canada Council for the Arts, among others.

As a national organization that supports Canada’s magazine creators through an annual program of awards and publicity efforts, the National Magazine Awards Foundation welcomes the Honourable Mélanie Joly and wishes her the best as she steps into this important role in Canada’s cultural sphere.

 

From today’s announcement:

A firm believer in the importance of community involvement, Mélanie has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of the Régie des rentes du Québec, Fondation du CHUM, and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. She has also served  as a spokesperson for Logis Rose-Virginie and as an ambassador for Herstreet.

Ms. Joly was also named by Elle Québec as the 2008 Woman of the Year.

 

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