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Encyclopedia > Minister of Canadian Heritage
Hon. Bev Oda.
Hon. Bev Oda.

The Minister of Canadian Heritage (French: Ministre du Patrimoine canadien) is a member of the Cabinet and head of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the federal government department responsible for Canada's Arts, Culture, Media, Communications network, and Sport. Image File history File linksMetadata Bevoda. ... Hon. ... The Cabinet of Canada (French: Cabinet du Canada or Conseil des ministres) plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... The Department of Canadian Heritage, also referred to as Heritage Canada or simply Department of Heritage, is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for policies regarding the arts, culture, media, communications networks, and sports and multiculturalism. ... A precise definition of the arts can be contentious, but the following areas of activity are usually included: Art / Visual arts Architecture Crafts Dance Drawing Film Literature Music Painting Photography Pottery Sculpture Theater Unlike art, design focuses less on the aesthetics of a thing and more on the functionality of... It has been said that Canadian culture rests solely in the effort to distinguish itself from its southern neighbour, the United States. ... The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: Communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication, generally seen as a mixture between media studies and linguistics. ...


The position was created in 1996 to combine the posts of Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship and Minister of Communications. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Minister of Communications of Canada is a now-defunct cabinet post which existed from 1969 to 1996, when it was abolished and replaced with the Minister of Canadian Heritage. ...


Prior to 2003, their responsibilities included National parks and historic sites. The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... The National Historic Sites of Canada component of Parks Canada is responsible for Canadas programme of historical commemoration, which recognizes nationally significant places, persons and events. ...


The present Minister of Canadian Heritage is former broadcaster and CRTC commissioner the Hon. Bev Oda. Hon. ...


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Ministers of Canadian Heritage Prior to 1996, the responsibilities of the current Canadian Heritage portfolio were divided between the now-defunct posts of Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (List) and Minister of Communications (List). ...

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Minister of Canadian Heritage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (143 words)
The Minister of Canadian Heritage (French: Ministre du Patrimoine canadien) is a member of the Cabinet and head of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the federal government department responsible for Canada's Arts, Culture, Media, Communications network, and Sport.
The position was created in 1996 to combine the posts of Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship and Minister of Communications.
The present Minister of Canadian Heritage is former broadcaster and CRTC commissioner the Hon.
RPP 2003-2004-Canadian Heritage (8077 words)
Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of their culture and diversity and are looking for ways to deepen their notion of a shared citizenship.
The Department of Canadian Heritage, in co-operation with its many partners, is proud to support the work and success of our artists, creators, athletes and all those who, through their volunteer work, embody our values and contribute to the cultural vitality of Canada.
Specifically, the Minister of Canadian Heritage assisted by the Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women) and the Secretary of State (Amateur Sport), and supported by the Department, is responsible for policies and programs relating to broadcasting, cultural industries, arts, heritage, official languages, Canadian identity, citizens' participation, youth, multiculturalism and sport.
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