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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 2
Friday, October 23, 2020, 1:08 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
Scott Simms (Liberal)

• Andy Fillmore for Shaun Chen (Liberal)
• Tamara Jansen for Martin Shields (Conservative)
• Gary Vidal for Martin Shields (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
House of Commons
• Andrew Wilson, Procedural Clerk
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

On motion of Anthony Housefather, it was agreed, — That, in relation to Orders of Reference from the House respecting Bills,

(a) the clerk of the committee shall, upon the committee receiving such an Order of Reference, write to each Member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the committee to invite those Members to file with the clerk of the committee, in both official languages, any amendments to the Bill, which is the subject of the said Order, which they would suggest that the committee consider;

(b) suggested amendments filed, pursuant to paragraph (a), at least 48 hours prior to the start of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill to which the amendments relate shall be deemed to be proposed during the said consideration, provided that the Committee may, by motion, vary this deadline in respect of a given Bill; and

(c) during the clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill, the Chair shall allow a Member who filed suggested amendments, pursuant to paragraph (a), an opportunity to make brief representations in support of them.

On motion of Martin Champoux, it was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a comprehensive study on the challenges and issues faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic; that it consider new measures that would:
a) draw up a clear picture of the impacts of the pandemic on their activities;
b) better identify their needs during the current crisis;
c) identify gaps in federal aid programs;
d) identify better support to these sectors which are disproportionally affected by the pandemic to better suit to their reality; and facilitate getting artists, athletes and the cultural sector workers back to work; that it also consider measures to best assure and protect business continuity for events, festival, and sporting events in these specific sectors; that the Committee hold no less than four meetings on this subject; and that the Committee report its findings to the House as soon as possible.

It was agreed, — That members of the committee submit preliminary lists of witnesses for the study on the challenges and issues faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, to the clerk by Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

It was agreed, — That the meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020, be organized as follows: (a) the committee invite department officials to appear in the first hour in relation to the study on the challenges and issues faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (b) the second hour of the meeting be reserved for an in camera discussion of witnesses for the said study.

At 1:55 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee