Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 16, 2010 19:30 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of the 12th Gala Les Olivier

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2010) - Our Government understands how important arts and culture are to our society, our identity, and our economy. By recognizing the best in comedy and humour, the Gala Les Olivier contributes to our cultural landscape, and provides us with an opportunity to celebrate Quebec's most talented writers, directors, and comedians, in addition to promoting emerging artists.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate all of this year's talented nominees and winners of an Olivier. I would also like to recognize the efforts of the Association des professionnels de l'industrie de l'humour for their efforts in developing and promoting the comedy and humour sector.

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  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary