Welcome to Gala SOCAN 2023
Message from Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez
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A Message from the Minister of Culture and Communications
Singing together as one
The SOCAN Gala is a celebration of the people who, day in and day out, work to produce the best in music and song. Québec and Francophone Canada are fortunate to have such a massive talent pool. In this respect, artists such as Jean-Pierre Ferland, Ginette Reno, Paul Piché and Plume Latraverse stand apart as legendary.
I am delighted that, once again this year, SOCAN is rewarding authentic creators who are committed to the development of Francophone culture. It is when we remain authentically ourselves that we are capable of the best. It is therefore with great pleasure that, on behalf of Québec’s public, I extend my warmest congratulations and thanks not only to tonight’s laureates, but also to the artists and artisans who, whether on stage or behind the scenes, produce works that appeal to a large and diverse audience.
Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister responsible for Youth and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Outaouais regions