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Meeting No. 12

Tuesday, May 29, 2001

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Clifford Lincoln, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Sarmite Bulte, Rodger Cuzner, Christiane Gagnon, Cheryl Gallant, Gurmant Grewal, John Harvard, André Harvey, Loyola Hearn, Clifford Lincoln, Shawn Murphy, Bryon Wilfert.

Acting Member present: Dick Harris for Jim Abbott.

In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Joe Jackson, Research Officer.

Appearing: The Hon. Hedy Fry, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women).

Witnesses: From the Department of Canadian Heritage: Judith A. LaRocque, Associate Deputy Minister. From the Status of Women Canada: Florence Ievers, Co-ordinator.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference from the House of Commons dated Tuesday, February 27, 2001: Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31. (See Minutes of Proceedings dated Thursday, May 17, 2001, Meeting No. 11)

The Chair called Votes 1 and 5 (Multiculturalism) and 125 and 130 (Status of Women) under CANADIAN HERITAGE.

The Secretary of State made an opening statement and, with Judith LaRocque, answered questions.

At 10:52 a.m., by unanimous consent, it was agreed,- That the Committee meet in camera.

At 10:53 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to discuss future business.

It was agreed,- That the Committee approve an operational budget in the amount of $237,600 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2002.

It was agreed,- That the Committee approve a travel budget in the amount of $322.832 in relation to its study on the state of the Canadian broadcasting system.

It was agreed,- That the Committee seek permission to travel to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Yellowknife, NWT, and Whitehorse, Yukon from October 15-19, 2001, and to Saint John's, Nfld, Charlottetown, PEI, Halifax, NS and Fredericton, NB from October 29-November 2, 2001, and to travel from time to time to broadcasting-related sites in the Ottawa area.

It was agreed,- That, pursuant to Standing Order 120, the Committee the Committee retain the professional service of David Black as a consultant to prepare a workplan and to assist in organizing the work of the Committee in relation to its study on the state of the Canadian broadcasting system for the period of June 4, 2001 to October 31, 2001, at a per diem rate of $600.00 for a total amount not to exceed $39, 600.

At 10:59 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Fisher

Clerk of the Committee