Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Mélanie Joly is new heritage minister

Lotsa other places to find out about Prime Minister Trudeau's extraordinary new cabinet. But it's worth noting that Mélanie Joly is the new Heritage Minister. And she seems to have the chops. 
Formerly a litigation lawyer and a managing partner of Montreal public relations firm Cohn & Wolfe, Joly has served on boards for various cultural bodies, including the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Governnor General's Performing Arts Award and Business for the Arts. 
She was the first Quebec woman recognized with the Arnold Edinborough Award, recognizing young professional volunteerism in the arts, in 2009. 
A vocal proponent of inspiring younger generations to become involved in politics, she published her first book, a political treatise entitledChanger les règles de jeu (Changing the Rules of the Game), in 2014.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that a lawyer who defended the publisher Groupe Polygone at the Gomery Inquiry on the Sponsorship Scandal is now head of the Minister that still sends Canada Periodical Fund money to Luc Lemay.

6:09 pm  

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