OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's French-language programs and
series have a special place in our cultural landscape. They play a
vital role in telling our stories and shaping our identity.
The 27th annual Prix Gémeaux awards gala provides an opportunity to acknowledge
the immense talent of the actors, writers, directors, and producers who
bring us quality cultural content in French. Their contribution to our
culture is truly outstanding and deserves to be celebrated.
Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and culture in
strengthening our identity and stimulating our communities and our
economy. Canada's film and television industry generated $5.5 billion
in production activities in 2010-2011 and supports more than
128,000 jobs across the country. Our Government is proud to support
this sector through investments of more than $600 million each year.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I would like to acknowledge the Academy of Canadian Cinema and
Television for its efforts to promote and celebrate excellence.
Congratulations to all of this year's nominees and award winners,
including everyone involved in the production of Apparences (best dramatic series), Providence (best serial drama), and Les Parent (best comedy).
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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Sébastien Gariépy Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages