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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, National Philanthropy Day

October 16th, 2012, The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met with Sen. Terry M. Mercer to discuss Bill S-201 – An Act respecting a National Philanthropic Day.

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais

Select Questions and Responses from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’s Briefing with the new Chairman of the CRTC October 4th, 2012 On the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts Mr. Scott Armstrong: Thank you very much for that. Previous chairs have come to us and have suggested we ought to merge the telecommunications and broadcasting acts, and I’m wondering what your position is on that particular proposal. Mr. Jean-Pierre Blais: Perhaps it’s because of my career in departments that I’ve always thought it’s not the best thing for deputy heads to...

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

Jean-Pierre Blais’s Speech to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage   October 4th, 2012 Thank you, Mr. Chair. It is a pleasure to appear before you today and to help you carry out your important role. I was honoured to be appointed Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), an important public duty that I take on with both a heavy sense of responsibility and an excitement about what lays ahead over the next five years. I thank the Committee for having invited me to set out my views on the future and mandate of the CRTC. This is not my...

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Main Estimates 2012-13 Study – Funding to the Arts

Hon. James Moore speaks to the general importance of funding the arts May 29th, 2012 Mr. Terence Young (Oakville, CPC): Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here today. I want to quote from the remarks we have in front of us that you read today. You said that supporting arts and culture is absolutely essential to keeping our economy on track. I spent a couple of years of my life in the music business, booking and managing bands, etc. I am thinking of how when someone writes a song it leads to economic activity. To give you a brief summary, one person with a guitar or a piano...

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Main Estimates 2012-13 Study – Libraries and Archives

Hon. James Moore answers questions on the changes to Library and Archives Canada May 29th, 2012 Mr. Pierre Nantel: Yesterday at noon, I met with archivists who told a different story that was not very positive—perhaps it wasn’t as negative as what popcorn sellers in movie theatres may say. They said that the cuts were actually very substantial. They didn’t understand because, to a very clear question I asked you on May 17—I believe—regarding what would happen with all those archives, you, Mr. Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage, said that digitalization was the way of...

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Main Estimates 2012-13 Study – Bill C-11

Bill C-11 May 29th, 2012 Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, NDP) Absolutely. In addition, you talked about the copyright legislation, Bill C-11. Honestly, I want to ask you the question again: what do you suggest to artists who will have lost $20 million to broadcasters? What do you suggest to them? Hon. James Moore: I would say that Bill C-11 is a fair and responsible piece of legislation that has been debated here, in the House of Commons, for over two years. That bill makes piracy illegal. What hurts artists the most are people who steal from them using their computers....

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Main Estimates 2012-13 Study – Funding to Crown Corporations

Impact of the 2012-13 Main Estimates on the CBC and other Crown Corporations May 29th, 2012 Mr. Paul Calandra: One of the other main elements of the economic action plan was a reduction in funding for the CBC. We heard from the CBC president some time ago about their 2015 plan. I wonder if you could comment on some of the rationale for the reduction and whether they still, in your estimation, will have the ability to implement their plan. Hon. James Moore: Yes. CBC is obviously a very important institution for the country in terms of culture, but economically as well. As the minister in...

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Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Main Estimates 2012-13 Study – Hon. James Moore

Hon. James Moore’s Comments on the 2012-13 Official Estimates for the Department of Canadian Heritage May 29th, 2012 Hon. James Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages): Thank you, colleagues. I appreciate the invitation. I’m always glad to come here and discuss the budget or whatever issues are on the minds of members of this committee. I appreciate this committee’s work on a number of files. I know over the past few months I and my office have been obviously watching closely what you have all been discussing, and some of the recommendations and thoughts...

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Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates – Canadian Heritage 2012-13 Main Estimates

Canadian Heritage Budget, Cuts and Priorities   May 28th, 2012   Daniel Jean, Deputy-Minister witness   Total Budget of Canadian Heritage In the 2012-13 main estimates, the total budget for the Department of Canadian Heritage is $1.28 billion. This consists of $202.8 million in operating expenditures and $1.078 billion in grants and contributions. The 2011-12 main estimates totalled $1.14 billion last year. Of this amount, $209.7 million was for operating expenditures and $933.6 million for grants and contributions. The 2012-13 funding level shows a net increase of $137.3...

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Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 1917 Report for the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Report On the 24th of September the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released a report on the 150th Anniversary celebration in 2017. The report outlines the preliminary research and recommendations on themes, artistic commissions, museum involvement and the use of social media. The full text can be accessed through the link...

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