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Statement by the Honourable James Moore on the occasion of the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards

February 11, 2013

OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2013 /CNW/ – Once again this year, Canadian music was
praised and rewarded at the Grammy Awards. Canada was well represented
by our artists, who continue to prove themselves to be among the best.

I would like to congratulate Drake, this year’s Canadian GRAMMY Award
winner for Best Rap Album. I would also like to salute all the Canadian
artists nominated this year.

Thanks to Canadian talent and creativity, our country is the
third-largest exporter of musical talent, and our sound recording
market is the seventh-largest in the world.

Our Government recognizes the importance of the music industry, and we
are pleased to support our artists who help showcase our culture at
home and abroad through programs like the Canada Music Fund.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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