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Yes Minister: A Canadian Culture Summit

A quorum of Canada's music biz elite meets with Canada's new Heritage Minister at the CARAS HQ in Toronto's Liberty Village. Dead centre in tan slacks and navy blazer is the man of the day, Steven Guilbeault.

Yes Minister: A Canadian Culture Summit

By FYI Staff

Shortly following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau naming his new cabinet in November, a quorum of Canada’s music biz elite gathered at the CARAS HQ in Toronto’s Liberty Village to meet Steven Guilbeault, the newly elected MP and third minister to hold the Heritage portfolio since the Liberals returned to power in 2015. Below, the who’s who of Canada’s music biz powerbrokers attending the summit and posing for a cheery pic with the Liberal MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie.


BACK: SOCAN Sr. Director Rodney Murphy, Music Canada CEO Graham Henderson, CARAS Chair Mark Cohon, CARAS/MusiCounts CEO Allan Reid, MMF president/eOne VP Meg Symsyk, FACTOR President Duncan McKie, Re:Sound President Ian MacKay, and CIMA President Stuart Johnston. FRONT: Casablanca Media Publishing & Board member to various music biz orgs, Jennifer Mitchell, Canada Live CEO Erin Benjamin, Heritage MinisterSteven Guilbeault,CMF ED Liana White, recording artist Miranda Mulholland, and Women in Music Chair/Music Festival Legal proprietor Samantha Slattery.

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The two platinum-selling singer/songwriters have scored six nominations each for the CCMA Awards, with The Reklaws and Josh Ross hot on their heels. The biggest night in Canadian country takes place on Sept. 14 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Today (July 18), the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced the official nominees for the 2024 CCMA Awards. Topping the list of contenders with six nods apiece are Jade Eagleson and MacKenzie Porter, the latter of whom will co-host the awards show alongside American country star Thomas Rhett.

Hot on their heels with five nominations apiece are The Reklaws and Josh Ross, while High Valley, Owen Riegling and Dallas Smith are each cited in four categories. Other notable Canadian artists making the list include Dean Brody, Steven Lee Olsen, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes and Lindsay Ell.

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