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Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Presentation of the Governor General’s Literary Awards

November 13, 2012

OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada recognizes that
arts and culture are important for economic growth in our communities.
The men and women who dedicate themselves to the arts play an essential
role in our society.

Every year, the Governor General’s Literary Awards celebrate the best in
English- and French-language Canadian literature in seven categories:
fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s text, children’s
illustration, and translation. I am pleased to congratulate the
recipients of the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Awards.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to commend the
Canada Council for the Arts, which presents these prestigious annual
awards. I applaud the authors, translators, and illustrators from
across Canada who have distinguished themselves through the outstanding
quality of their works and their commitment to arts and culture in

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