Thursday, January 18, 2007

Liberal culture critics named

The new Liberal shadow cabinet has been announced by Liberal leader St├ęphane Dion. Several appointments are relevant to the magazine industry:
  • Tina Keeper is the new critic for Canadian Heritage, which is responsible for the Canada Magazine Fund and the Publications Assistance Program (postal subsidy). Keeper is a first-time MP from Churchill, Manitoba. Keeper is a member of the Norway House First Nation and a television actor (North of 60).
  • Borys Wrzesnewskyj of Etobicoke Centre is the new critic for crown corporations, which includes Canada Post.
  • Ken Dryden (who ran for the Liberal leadership) and Andy Scott are chair and vice-chair respectively of the Caucus Committee on Social Justice, which oversees cultural policy issues.

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