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Meeting No. 46
Monday, May 11, 2015

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 3:30 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, Pierre Nantel, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Kennedy Stewart, Terence Young and David Yurdiga.


Acting Members present: Chungsen Leung for John Weston and Lawrence Toet for Jim Hillyer.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Dewing, Analyst; Marion Ménard, Analyst.


Witnesses: Directors Guild of Canada: Dave Forget, Director of Policy, National Office; Tim Southam, President, National Office. TELUS: Prem Gill, Director, Content Programming; Ann Mainville-Neeson, Vice President, Broadcasting Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Moving Picture Company: Michelle Grady, Head of Film. Quebecor Media Inc.: André Provencher, Vice President, Creation & International Development, QMI Content. Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada: René Savoie, Administrator.

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.

Tim Southam, René Savoie and Michelle Grady, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, made statements and, with Dave Forget, answered questions.


At 4:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Prem Gill and André Provencher made statements and, with Ann Mainville-Neeson, answered questions.


At 5:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $15,900, for the study of Dance in Canada, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Committee extend the meeting scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holiday Act (Remembrance Day).


At 5:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Cynara Corbin
Clerk of the Committee

2015/05/12 2:21 p.m.