Bryan Adams accuses Trudeau government of penalizing ‘artists for multiculturalism.’ Heritage minister responds


‘Firstly, big fan! Secondly, don’t worry,’ the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge replied on social media

by Courtney Greenberg

Pembrooke Observer

May 31, 2024

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams waves to the crowd as he takes the stage during his Bare Bones tour at the Coliseum on Wednesday April 30, 2014. PHOTO BY VIKTOR PIVOVAROV /TIMES & TRANSCRIPT

Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams — known for his hits “Summer of ’69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” — slammed federal legislation in a video posted online, grabbing the attention of the federal heritage minister.

“Canadian music is global. It’s time the government recognises that,” says the caption of the video Adams posted on X, formerly Twitter.

It has garnered more than 48,000 views since it went online on Thursday morning.

“Did you know the Canadian government is looking at new rules for music on streaming services?” Adams asked, referring to a plan being implemented by national broadcast regulator Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

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