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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 57
 
Thursday, October 20, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, for the purpose of electing a Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 106(1).

 

Members of the Committee present: Gord Brown, Hon. Sarmite Bulte, Marlene Catterall, Maka Kotto, Deepak Obhrai, Yasmin Ratansi, Gary Schellenberger and Mario Silva.

 

Acting Members present: Roger Clavet for Sébastien Gagnon and Hon. Maria Minna for Scott Simms.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sam Banks, Analyst; Matthew Carnaghan, Analyst. House of Commons: Carmen DePape, Committee Clerk.

 

Appearing: Hon. Raymond Chan, Minister of State (Multiculturalism).

 

Witnesses: House of Commons: Inky Mark, Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette. Department of Canadian Heritage: Eileen Sarkar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Heritage; Marie-Lise Julien, Lawyer, Legal Services.

 
The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.
 

On motion of Mario Silva, it was agreed, — That Marlene Catterall be elected Chair of the Committee.

 

On motion of Sarmite Bulte, it was agreed, — That Gary Schellenberger be elected as Opposition Vice-Chair of the Committee.

 

On motion of Roger Clavet, it was agreed, — That Maka Kotto be elected as Opposition Vice-Chair of the Committee.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of March 24, 2005, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-331, Ukrainian Canadian Restitution Act.
 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of April 18, 2005, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-333, Chinese Canadian Recognition and Redress Act.
 

Inky Mark made a statement and answered questions.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

On motion of Sarmite Bulte, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ $19,525,00, for the period of October 17 to December 16, 2005, in relation to Bill C-331 and C-333 be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee .

 

On motion of Mario Silva, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 30,525.00, for the period of October 17 to December 16, 2005 in relation to its study on Canadian Feature Film Industry be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

It was agreed, — That with respect to witnesses on Bill C-331 and C-333, due to time restraint, no more witnesses be added to the 9 representatives already invited.

 

The Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-331 and C-333

 

The Minister of State (Multiculturalism) made a statement and with the witnesses answered questions.

 

At 12:47 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jacques Lahaie
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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