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VIFF is thrilled to host Minister Joly for a Fireside Chat
Creative Canada: A vision for Canada's Creative Industries
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Thursday, October 5, 1:00 - 1:45PM
Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street

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VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 4, 2017) – Join us for a discussion with the Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as she talks about the Government of Canada's vision for cultural and creative industries in a digital world. Our diverse and vibrant creative sector is a source of pride for all Canadians. It is a powerful force for economic growth and development, while sharing our stories at home and abroad. With digital technologies rapidly transforming Canada's cultural landscape, we have the opportunity for a renewed policy approach and a bold vision for Canada's creative sector on the world stage. Discover the next chapter for Canadian creativity.

Honourable Melanie Joly

The Honourable Melanie Joly is the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville in Montreal. A passionate supporter of the arts throughout her career, Minister Joly's responsibilities as Minister of Heritage include oversight of the Government of Canada's arts and culture policies and organizations, and a dynamic creative sector that extends across music, film, television, broadcasting, digital and new media. Her mandate also includes promotion of Canada's two official languages, preservation of Indigenous languages and culture, and government policies on multiculturalism. Her vision is rooted in the belief that arts and culture are an essential part of any innovation and economic development agenda through investment in key creative industry sectors.

Prior to her entry into federal politics, Minister Joly founded and led Le Vrai Changement pour Montréal party, running for mayor of Montréal in 2013 under its banner. She is the author of Changing the Rules fo the Game, sharing a personal vision for public policy and civic engagement. A lawyer by training, Minister Joly began her career in the practice of law and later served as managing partner of the Montréal office of the international communications firm Cohn & Wolfe. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Law from Université de Montréal and a Magister Juris in European and Comparative law from the University of Oxford.

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Founded in 1982, the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural society and federally registered charitable organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF produces screenings, talks and events that act as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen. In its 36th year, the Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 28-October 13, 2017 as it showcases the top international, Canadian and BC films and plays host to industry professionals from around the globe. viff.org

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September 28 - October 13, 2017

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