Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications, Mathieu Lacombe
On the sidelines of the adoption by the Senate of Bill C-11, which will force the digital giants to finance and promote Canadian content, the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications, Mathieu Lacombe, announced that he would surround himself with a group of experts who will advise him on the best ways to improve the place of the French language in the digital environment.
The Minister spoke early Friday afternoon to several hundred guests gathered by the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM).
The Minister indicated that he himself had approached the former PQ Minister of Culture and International Relations Louise Beaudoin, the former Delegate General of Quebec in Paris and administrator of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Clément Duhaime, full professor at the Faculty of Law of Laval University and holder of the UNESCO Research Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Véronique Guèvremont, as well as Patrick Taillon, co-director of the Center for Studies in Administrative and Constitutional Law at Laval University, where he is also a full professor at the Faculty of Law.
These four experts will be responsible for advising the Minister on different tools to favor and possible avenues, whether legislative or not, to ensure the sustainability of the French language and Quebec culture.