Roundtable Discussion on the Fur Industry

November 12, 2010

Posted on: 11/11/2010

Roundtable Discussion on the Fur Industry

Gatineau, Quebec, November 9, 2010 — In the context of its exhibition Profit and Ambition: The Fur Trade in Canada, 1779–1821, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to take the pulse of Canada’s fur industry, next Tuesday, November 16, at 7 p.m.

Attend the first Roundtable series debate as it takes stock of Canada’s fur industry.
How are today’s companies that specialize in fur staying in business and keeping ahead of the game in the context of international competition and ubiquitous anti-fur protests? How are fur-trading businesses faring these days?

Host of the program Coup Franc, broadcast on Rogers television, Hugues Beaudoin-Dumouchel will be the mediator for this panel discussion. Experts include Robert Cahill, Executive Director of the Canadian Fur Institute, Serge Larivière, Director-general of the Cree Hunters and Trappers Income Security Board and Alan Herscovici, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Fur Council and President of the Montréal Fashion Network, an inter-sectoral committee that promotes Montréal’s image as a fashion industry centre. Also participating in the panel, Mariouche Gagné, creator of the brand Harricana, known for recycling noble materials into fashion clothing. Since 1993, by recovering old furs, she has managed to breathe new life into more than 60 000 coats, silk scarves, cashmeres and wedding dresses, which thus found a second life and were transformed into unique garments.


What’s up with Canada’s Fur Industry?
Tuesday, November 16
7 to 9 p.m. (English)
Grand Hall
Join us for a panel discussion on the state of Canada’s fur industry in the face of international competition and protest. Presented in relation to Profit and Ambition: The Fur Trade in Canada, 1779–1821. Fee: $5. Registration recommended: 819 776-7000.

Join us for our next debate, on December 10, 2010. The theme will be International Human Rights Day and will be presented in partnership with the Royal Netherlands Embassy.

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