Cultural diversity

News Releases / Speeches / Declarations

Journée mondiale de la diversité culturelle pour le dialogue et le développement

Québec, le 21 mai 2003. 2003/05/21

In this joint press release, Deputy Premier and Minister of International Relations Ms Monique Gagnon-Tremblay and Minister of Culture and Communications Ms Line Beauchamp reaffirm Québec’s desire to protect cultural diversity and support culture. Ms Gagnon-Tremblay reiterates “Québec’s stance of never letting up in its quest to exclude culture from all trade liberalization agreements,” whereas Ms Beauchamp declares that “domestic cultural policies cannot be dictated solely by market forces and international trade agreements.” (Available in French only)