We need to create new ideas

We can not create a future by fixing things that don’t work. We need to create new ideas, new interests, and new ways of seeing and doing things, – and we all need to be working together to create ideas that contribute to our ability to get along with one another, – and which contribute to our ability to communicate with one another across our cultural and language differences so we can learn more from one another, learn more about ourselves, learn more about each other, and learn the art of creating with one another.

Our different cultures are our creative resources and our wealth in the creative age, – and our arts are how we come to learn about and appreciate the contributions of our culture.

From a conversation with James Moore
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Vancouver Arts Gallery, March 6, 2009