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The impact of new technology on government cultural policies

Line Beauchamp, ministre de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, le 17 septembre 2005, 2005/09/17

“(…) Rapidly changing technologies are having a major impact on the development of our cultural industries. We must therefore act promptly to better document and understand the consequences these changes can have on our cultural policies,” declared Line Beauchamp, Québec’s Minister of Culture and Communications, on the occasion of the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Culture and Heritage, which wrapped up in Banff, Alberta, on September 16. During the meeting, Quebec was tasked with leading a committee to analyze the impact of new technology on government cultural policies. In 2006, the committee will organize a meeting on the subject for the federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for culture and heritage. [05-28]