Luc Fortin, Québec’s Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, launched a public consultation tour on June 6 to help lay the groundwork for the renewal of Québec’s Cultural Policy. The consultations will run from June 6 to August 29 and cover all the province’s administrative regions. A scientific committee, made up of 13 representatives from Québec universities, has also been struck to discuss the issues, problems, and directions to consider in developing the new policy. The contributions of the committee will complement the results of the hearings.
Québec’s 1992 cultural policy, Our Culture, Our Future was built on three pillars: the affirmation of Québec’s identity, support for creators of art and their creative work, and Quebecers’ access to and participation in cultural life. The new policy will build on the achievements of its 1992 predecessor, but will also take into account new realities such as digital technology, cultural diversity, and changing in cultural practices.
For more on the work to renew Québec’s cultural policy, see the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications website (in French).