Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 25, 2009 16:57 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of the 11th Gala Les Olivier

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2009) - For over a decade, the annual Gala Les Olivier has reminded us that the comedy industry is alive and well. In addition to contributing to the growth of our cultural sector, this major celebration of laughter honours some of the most talented writers, directors, and comedians and promotes emerging artists.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I congratulate all those who brought home an Olivier this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge members of the Association des professionnels de l'industrie de l'humour who, through the Gala Les Olivier, effectively highlight the artists and artisans whose work in the comedy and humour sector contribute to the vitality of our cultural scene.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra_mccracken@pch.gc.ca