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Rob Altemeyer, MLA Wolseley
March 25, 2014

JUNO Awards

WHEREAS 2014 is the Year of Music in Manitoba; and

WHEREAS Manitobans benefit from a rich musical heritage that showcases the province’s creative cultural impact in Canada; and

WHEREAS Manitoba musicians contribute to the vitality of the local economy by helping to provide good jobs to nearly 4,000 music entrepreneurs and 400 music companies, with an annual GDP impact of $71 million; and

WHEREAS the 43rd annual JUNO Awards, to be held in Winnipeg this March, highlight the talent of Manitoba’s new and established artists and market the province to the rest of Canada and provide opportunities for local businesses; and

WHEREAS the 13 Manitoba artists nominated for JUNOs this year represent the diversity of talent in Manitoba’s music industry, including Aboriginal, folk, pop/rock, orchestral, country, electronic, Francophone talent; and

WHEREAS the Provincial Government is working with the music industry to support the 2014 JUNO Awards and promote the province’s dynamic arts and culture sector.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba recognize the cultural and economic impact of the music industry in Manitoba; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all Members of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba congratulate all performers, nominees and organizers of the 2014 JUNO Awards.