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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Writers’ Trust Awards

November 7, 2012

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ – Arts and culture enrich the lives of all
Canadians, while strengthening our communities and our economy. The men
and women who dedicate themselves to literature play an essential role
in our society. They are a source of pride and inspiration.

This year, the Writers’ Trust Awards will present six awards and more
than $100,000 to winners to celebrate the outstanding work of Canadians
in literature.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I would like to commend this year’s nominees and winners of the
Writers’ Trust Awards. I applaud all Canadian artists who distinguish
themselves through the exceptional quality of their works and their
commitment to arts and culture in Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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