Shelley

Thoughts on Minister Melanie Joly's Speech to the Economic Club of Canada

Thoughts on Minister Melanie Joly's Speech to the Economic Club of Canada

When Shelley speaks of “Poets,” I believe here he means creators; and when he says they are legislators, he doesn’t mean they’re lawyers, he doesn’t mean they’re necessarily politicians. What I think he is saying is that creators predict our future, they underpin our future, and they create a framework for our future. And this is why I am excited about what Minister Jolie has said.  The Minister intuitively understand this. The Minister sees that creators are deserving of our respect and protection.  I am so glad to see that we actually have with us an elected legislator who sees that it is our poets who are the true legislators of the world.