Cultural diversity

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La diversité culturelle à l'ordre du jour pour le ministre de la justice du quebec

26 mai 2003

At the opening of the symposium on "Four Centuries of French Heritage in North America” at Université Laval, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec Mr. Marc Bellemare reaffirmed Québec’s determination to protect cultural diversity. Mr. Bellemare stated that "Québec speaks loud and clear in defending the right of governments to freely determine their policies for supporting and promoting their culture. Québec firmly believes that culture must be excluded from all trade liberalization agreements." (Available in French only)