Minister takes the opportunity to announce a major investment from the
Government of Canada in the Montréal en Histoires - Memory City project
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and
Official Languages Shelly Glover was pleased to attend the meeting of
the Montréal, Cultural Metropolis Steering Committee. This committee
consists of members of the cultural and business communities and the
municipal, provincial, and federal governments, including Denis Lebel,
Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs
and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the
Regions of Quebec.
The meeting was an opportunity to review the achievements that have
fostered Montréal's cultural influence and development since the
creation of the 2007-2017 Action Plan, and to discuss actions that will
be taken to further raise the city's cultural profile on the world
The meeting was followed by the launch of At a Glance 2013, an annual publication listing the city's major cultural achievements.
Minister Glover then revealed her own favourite artistic experience of
the year, the film Gabrielle by director Louise Archambault.
Minister Glover also took the opportunity to announce, on behalf of the
Government of Canada, an investment of $3.5 million in the Montréal en
Histoires - Memory City project, part of the programming for Montréal's
375th anniversary celebrations. Of this total, $1 million comes from Canadian
Heritage's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and $2.5 million from the Quebec
Economic Development Program of Canada Economic Development.
At the first Rendez-vous Montréal, Cultural Metropolis in 2007, cultural and business community representatives and government
partners agreed on a 10-year action plan to make Montréal a world-class
The organization's priorities include greater citizen access to culture,
investment in cultural infrastructure, funding for arts organizations,
and an expansion of Montréal's influence in Quebec, the rest of Canada
The Montréal en Histoires - Memory City project consists of producing a
media work made up of multimedia projections that will trace the
history of the city in the historic district of Old Montréal. This
project is part of the programming for the celebrations of Montréal's
375 th anniversary, which coincide with the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
"Our Government is pleased to take part in major initiatives like
Montréal, Cultural Metropolis. The Steering Committee, composed of
representatives of three levels of government and members of the
business and cultural communities, is committed to enriching
communities through the promotion of arts and culture."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"By providing funding to the Montréal en Histoires - Memory City
project, our Government is demonstrating that tourism, culture, and
technological innovation are central to our strategy for growth. This
technological showcase, which recounts chapters of Montréal's history,
is also a unique opportunity to promote creativity and innovation as
major assets for development."
- Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development
Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.
Montréal, Cultural Metropolis
Montréal en Histoires
Canada Cultural Space Fund
Quebec Economic Development Program
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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