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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 4
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 7:09 p.m. to 9:07 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the meetings of Monday, November 16, 2020, and Friday, November 20, 2020, be reserved for the committee’s study of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation).

It was agreed, — That members submit prioritized witness lists for the study of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), to the Clerk by Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

At 7:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:40 p.m., the sitting resumed in a public and televised session.

At 7:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.

• Hon. Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister
• Jean-Stéphen Piché, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs
• Eric Doiron, Chief Financial Officer and Director General, Financial Management


• Hon. Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister
• Jean-Stéphen Piché, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs
• Eric Doiron, Chief Financial Officer and Director General, Financial Management

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2020-21: Vote 1 under Canada Council for the Arts, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of History, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1 under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1 and 5 under Library and Archives of Canada, Vote 1 under National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1 under National Film Board, Votes 1 and 5 under National Gallery of Canada, Vote 1 under National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1 under Telefilm Canada, and Vote 1 under National Battlefields Commission, referred to the committee on Wednesday, September 30, 2020; and

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2020-21: Vote 1b under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1b under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Canadian Heritage, and Vote 5b under Library and Archives of Canada, referred to the committee on Thursday, October 22, 2020.


The Chair called Votes 1 under Canada Council for the Arts and 1b under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Hon. Steven Guilbeault made a statement and, with Hélène Laurendeau and Jean-Stéphen Piché, answered questions.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called Vote 1 under Canada Council for the Arts, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of History, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1 under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1 and 5 under Library and Archives of Canada, Vote 1 under National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1 under National Film Board, Votes 1 and 5 under National Gallery of Canada, Vote 1 under National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1 under Telefilm Canada, and Vote 1 under National Battlefields Commission.

Vote 1 under Canada Council for the Arts, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of History, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1 under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1 and 5 under Library and Archives of Canada, Vote 1 under National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1 under National Film Board, Votes 1 and 5 under National Gallery of Canada, Vote 1 under National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1 under Telefilm Canada, and Vote 1 under National Battlefields Commission carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1 under Canada Council for the Arts, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of History, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1 under Canadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1 under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1 and 5 under Library and Archives of Canada, Vote 1 under National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1 under National Film Board, Votes 1 and 5 under National Gallery of Canada, Vote 1 under National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1 under Telefilm Canada, and Vote 1 under National Battlefields Commission, less the amounts voted in the Interim Estimates, to the House.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called Vote 1b under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1b under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Canadian Heritage, and Vote 5b under Library and Archives of Canada.

Vote 1b under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1b under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Canadian Heritage, and Vote 5b under Library and Archives of Canada carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1b under Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vote 1b under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Canadian Heritage, and Vote 5b under Library and Archives of Canada to the House.

At 9:07 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee