Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Inductees Steve Kane and Cowboy Junkies Recognized at Queen’s Park
This morning, 2015 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame inductees Steve Kane and Cowboy Junkies were recognized at a breakfast event at Queen’s Park, which was well attended by more than thirty Members of Provincial Parliament from all three parties.
Amy Terrill, Music Canada’s VP of Public Affairs, provided welcoming remarks, commending the Ontario government for extending the Ontario Music Fund in the provincial budget last month, and reiterating Music Canada members’ commitment to continue to use the Fund to drive investment and job creation in Ontario’s music sector.
The Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, also spoke at the event, noting that Ontario generates more than 80 per cent of Canada’s total recording industry revenue, which is a competitive advantage for the province.
After the event, Steve Kane and Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins and Michael Timmins sat in the gallery of the legislature for Question Period, where they were introduced in statements by Sophie Kiwala, MPP, Kingston and the Islands, and Bill Walker, MPP, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.
During the event, several MPPs took the opportunity to pose for photos with the inductees, which were shared on Twitter:
This morning I spoke with the Canadian Music Hall of Fame about steps Ontario is taking to grow our music industry. pic.twitter.com/WQcIAoK1tm
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) May 6, 2015
— Michael Coteau (@coteau) May 6, 2015
— Todd Smith (@ToddSmithPC) May 6, 2015
— Laurie Scott (@LaurieScottPC) May 6, 2015
— Kathryn McGarry (@Kathryn_McGarry) May 6, 2015
— Teresa Armstrong (@TArmstrongNDP) May 6, 2015
— Daiene Vernile (@DaieneVernile) May 6, 2015
Kicking off Canadian Music Week this morning with Cowboy Junkies Michael and Margo Timmins, and MPP Teresa Armstrong pic.twitter.com/kjuJKKkbwJ
— Percy Hatfield (@PercyHatfield) May 6, 2015