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Meeting No. 6
Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met in a televised session at 8:46 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Gordon Brown, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Ray Boughen, Gordon Brown, Hon. Stéphane Dion, Matthew Dubé, Rick Dykstra, Jim Hillyer, François Lapointe, Irene Mathyssen, Pierre Nantel, Blake Richards and Terence Young.


Acting Members present: Joe Daniel for Chungsen Leung.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Dewing, Analyst; Marion Ménard, Analyst. House of Commons: Christine Holke David, Procedural Clerk.


Appearing: Hon. Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.


Witnesses: Department of Canadian Heritage: Robert Hertzog, Director General, Financial Management Branch; Colleen Swords, Deputy Minister. Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages: Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages; Carsten Quell, Director, Policy and Research, Policy and Communications Branch. Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport: Jeremy Luke, Director, Canadian Anti-Doping Program & Business Operations; Doug MacQuarrie, Chief Operating Officer. Canadian Tire Corporation: Duncan Fulton, Senior Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-2014: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 50b, 65b and 70b under CANADIAN HERITAGE, referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

The Chair called Vote 1b under CANADIAN HERITAGE.


The Minister made a statement and, with Robert Hertzog and Colleen Swords, answered questions.


Pierre Nantel gave notice of the following motions:

That the Committee invite the President of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to appear before February 7th, 2014 for a two-hour televised session to present the Commission’s approach to the future of Canadian television to the Committee, including measures taken to solicit Canadians’ participation in the “Parlons Télé” consultation.

That the Committee undertake a study before February 28th, 2014 on actions taken by the Canadian government to implement the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and that the Committee invites representatives from the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development, experts and civil society organizations to appear in this context.

That the Committee hold a two-hour session before March 7th, 2014 to update the Committee on preparations for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017, and that it also invites representatives from the Society of Celebrations of the 375th anniversary of Montreal in 2017 to this session to present their work to the Committee.


At 9:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:42 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Vote 1b under CANADIAN HERITAGE carried on division.


The Chair called Vote 5b under CANADIAN HERITAGE.


Vote 5b under CANADIAN HERITAGE carried on division.


The Chair called Vote 10b under CANADIAN HERITAGE.


Votes 10b under CANADIAN HERITAGE carried on division.


The Chair called Vote 50b under CANADIAN HERITAGE.


Vote 50b under CANADIAN HERITAGE carried on division.


The Chair called Vote 65b under CANADIAN HERITAGE.


Vote 65b under CANADIAN HERITAGE carried on division.


The Chair called Vote 70b under CANADIAN HERITAGE.


Vote 70b under CANADIAN HERITAGE carried on division.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 50b, 65b and 70b under CANADIAN HERITAGE to the House.


At 9:43 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:44 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Committee resumed its study of Canada's Preparations for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Graham Fraser, Jeremy Luke and Duncan Fulton made statements and, with Carsten Quell and Doug MacQuarrie, answered questions.


At 10:46 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Emma-Leigh Boucher
Clerk of the Committee

2014/01/20 8:28 a.m.