Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly - Canada's Culture Dividend: The Creative Sector As Economic Driver11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front Street West, Toronto
In an era of rapidly changing technology, creation plays a central role in supporting Canadian innovation and economic development. Join Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as she provides an overview of the creative sector’s economic clout and role in bolstering innovation. The intersection of culture and technology holds tremendous potential for Canada’s growth and prosperity. With a historic investment of $1.9 billion in arts and culture, Canada is building a creative ecosystem that will generate economic growth and position our country as a global leader.
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Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
A lawyer by training, Mélanie Joly worked in civil and commercial litigation before entering the communications field as a managing partner at the Montréal office of international communications firm Cohn & Wolfe. As founder of the Vrai changement pour Montréal party, she ran for mayor of Montréal in 2013.
Mélanie has served on a number of boards of directors, including those of the Régie des rentes du Québec and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. In 2008 she co-founded Génération d’idées, a political think tank.
Mélanie has received several honours. In 2010, she became the first Quebecer to receive the Arnold Edinborough Award for her involvement in the cultural sector.