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Meeting No. 19
Monday, November 22, 2004

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 10:33 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D Centre Block, the Chair, Massimo Pacetti, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rona Ambrose, Don H. Bell, Charles Hubbard, Yvan Loubier, John McKay, Maria Minna, Massimo Pacetti and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.


Acting Members present: Richard Harris for Charlie Penson and Maka Kotto for Guy Côté.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Principal; Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.


Witnesses: Association of Canadian Publishers: Jack Wayne, President, Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.. Heritage Canada Foundation: Brian P. Anthony, Executive Director; Douglas Franklin, Director, Policy and Programs. Writers Guild of Canada: Maureen Parker, Executive Director; Gail Martiri, Director of Policy. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists: Thor Bishopric, National President, National ACTRA; Gordon Pinsent, Performer / Member, National ACTRA. Writers' Union of Canada: Christopher Moore, Chairperson; Deborah Windsor, Executive Director. Periodical Writers Association of Canada: Liz Warwick, President. Council for Business and the Arts in Canada: Sarah J.E. Iley, President. Literary Press Group of Canada: Rolf Maurer, Chair; Alana Wilcox, Vice-Chair. Canadian Magazine Publishers Association: Mark Jamison, President / CEO; Robert Goyette, Reader's Digest. Independent Media Arts Alliance: Linda Norstrom, President; Peter Sandmark, National Director. Canadian Arts Summit: Axel Conradi, President, Board of Directors. Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec: Jacquelin Bouchard, Chair, Administrative Council; Nathalie Leduc, Director, Financing. Directors Guild of Canada: Monique Twigg, National Research & Policy Manager. Canadian Council of Archives: Fred Farrell, Chair; Christina Nichols, Executive Director. The Voice of Opera in Canada: Bob McPhee, Director,, General Director, Calgary Opera Association; Susan Ferley, Artistic Director, Grand Theatre. Association nationale des éditeurs de livres: Hélène Derome, Vice-President, Literary Publishing; Marc Laberge, Executive Secretary / Treasurer. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting: Ian Morrison, Spokesperson.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Committee resumed its pre-budget consultations 2004.



Jack Wayne, Brian P. Anthony, Maureen Parker, Thor Bisphoric, Gordon Pinsent, Christopher Moore, Deborah Windsor, Liz Warwick, Sarah J.E. Iley and Rolf Maurer made statements and answered questions.


At 12:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.




Robert Goyette, Linda Norstrom, Peter Sandmark, Axel H. Conradi, Jacquelin Bouchard, Monique Twigg, Fred Farrell, Susan Ferley, Bob McPhee, Hélène Derome and Ian Morrison made statements and answered questions.


At 2:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Richard Dupuis
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/15 11:17 a.m.