Cultural diversity

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L’industrie québécoise du disque, du spectacle et de la radio fait la promotion de la diversité culturelle

Mme Line Beauchamp, ministre de la Culture et des Communications - Québec, le 22 mars 2004 - 2004/03/22

On the occasion Les Rencontres de l’ADISQ, the annual French-language recording industry conference, Ms. Beauchamp continued her efforts in promoting cultural diversity by highlighting the 25th anniversary of ADISQ and by congratulating the organization’s stance of defending musical diversity. In this respect, she stated, “Protecting cultural diversity means safeguarding the right of States and governments to support culture. Without State aid, specifically our support programs and fiscal measures, our cultural industries will no longer enjoy the vitality and success they do today. If cultural production is subjected to a purely commercial mentality, its influence will be diminished.” While stressing the importance of gaining support for cultural diversity from as many countries as possible, Ms. Beauchamp called on ADISQ members to increase its efforts to mobilize Quebec’s vibrant strengths in promoting cultural diversity, an issue that eminently underscored her discussions with Abdou Diouf, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of la Francophonie. (Available in French only)