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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 162
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4:03 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.
Julie Dabrusin, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Erin Virgint, Analyst
• Hunter Cardinal, Director of Story
Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians
• Adam Growe, Treasurer
Theatre Calgary
• Jon Jackson, Executive Director
Winspear Centre
• Annemarie Petrov, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Joëlle Préfontaine, Artistic Director and Co-General Manager
Ballet Edmonton
• Sheri Somerville, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of Canada Council for the Arts.

Sheri Somerville, Adam Growe, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, and Hunter Cardinal made statements and answered questions.

At 4:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Joëlle Préfontaine, Jon Jackson and Annemarie Petrov, by videoconference from Edmonton, Alberta, made statements and answered questions.

Pierre Nantel gave notice of the following motion:

That the Committee express its dismay that the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has chosen to ignore this Committee's report on remuneration models for artists and creative industries, in addition to ignoring the reference letter to the Industry Committee from the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, specifically requesting that this Committee's conclusions and "relevant policy considerations" be "accounted for in (their) final report" on Copyright; and that the Committee regret the Government's mismanagement of the mandatory Copyright Review, leading to two contradictory reports, four months before an election, two years late, with no Copyright reform legislation in sight.

At 5:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:32 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $2,100.00, for the study of the Mandate of CBC/Radio-Canada as it relates to the Broadcasting Act, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $37,300.00, for the study of Canada Council for the Arts, be adopted.

At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Graeme Truelove
Clerk of the Committee