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Meeting No. 42
Monday, April 27, 2015

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 228, The Valour Building, the Chair, Gordon Brown, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Gordon Brown, Hon. Stéphane Dion, Rick Dykstra, Jim Hillyer, Pierre Nantel, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Kennedy Stewart, John Weston, Terence Young and David Yurdiga.


In attendance: House of Commons: Michelle Legault, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Michael Dewing, Analyst; Marion Ménard, Analyst.


Witnesses: REEL CANADA: Jack Blum, Executive Director. Movie Theatre Association of Canada: Nuria Bronfman, Executive Director; Raffaele Papalia, Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Ciné Entreprise. Landmark Cinemas of Canada: Neil Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Director, Movie Theatre Association of Canada. Cineplex Entertainment LP: Anne Fitzgerald, Chief Legal Officer, Director, Movie Theatre Association of Canada. Cinémas Guzzo: Vincenzo Guzzo, Vice-president, President, Association des propriétaires de cinémas du Québec. Screen Industries Research and Training Centre, Sheridan College: John Helliker, Director. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees: John Lewis, International Vice-President and Director of Canadian Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, February 16, 2015, the Committee resumed its review of the Canadian feature film industry.

Nuria Bronfman, Neil Campbell, Anne Fitzgerald, Vincenzo Guzzo and Raffaele Papalia made statements and answered questions.


At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.


John Lewis, Jack Blum and John Helliker made statements and answered questions.


At 5:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:31 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) and Union des artistes be invited to appear in relation to the Review of the Canadian feature film industry for the meeting scheduled on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.


At 5:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Cynara Corbin
Clerk of the Committee

2015/05/05 7:36 a.m.