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.
Labels: Department of Canadian Heritage