COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Canada/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.1 Cultural infrastructure: tendencies & strategies

The last major change in federal public sector responsibilities occurred in 1993 when the Department of Canadian Heritage was established, with multiculturalism, identity, citizenship, parks and cultural policy responsibilities. The Department of Canadian Heritage Act came into force with Royal Assent in 1995. The only federal cultural re-allocation since then has been the removal of Parks Canada from Canadian Heritage, making Parks Canada independent and subsequently, part of the Environment Portfolio (see chapter 3.2).


Chapter published: 18-01-2011

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