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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Issue No. 39

Ninth and tenth meetings:
Study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

National Gallery of Canada:

Greg A. Hill, Audain Senior Curator, Indigenous Art.

ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival:

Kerry Swanson, Chair, Board of Directors.

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective:

Clayton Windatt, Executive Director (by video conference).

Société Nationale de l'Acadie:

Louise Imbeault, President.

Reelworld Film Festival:

Tonya Williams, Executive Director, President and Founder (by video conference).

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico:

Carlos Enríquez Verdura, Chargé d'Affaires of Culture, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Special Projects (by video conference).

Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany:

Ronald Grätz, Secretary General (by video conference).

British Council Canada:

Mariya Afzal, Country Director.


The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Anne C. Cools, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Ataullahjan, Bovey, Cordy, Dawson, *Day (or Mercer), Greene, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Housakos, Massicotte, Ngo, Oh, Saint-Germain, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)