Protecting the Arts

Published: Wednesday, 11/30/2005 12:00 am EST

Heritage Minister Liza Frulla (bottom left) Prime Minister Paul Martin (bottom right) and were in Montreal last week to sign the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convention on cultural diversity. Canada, along with France, is credited with the recent passage of this landmark treaty which some say will help protect creative expression from the threat of globalization. The document provides protection to things like film, television and the arts, saying cultural goods and services are not subject to strict trade liberalization rules.

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