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

Issue No. 49 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 20, 2018

OTTAWA, Thursday, September 20, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Cordy, Dawson, Greene, Housakos, Massicotte, Ngo, Oh and Saint-Germain (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Cormier (1).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn, Pascal Tremblay, Marion Ménard and Nadia Faucher, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, October 26, 2017, the committee continued its study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 34.)


Commission internationale du théâtre francophone:

Guylaine Normandin, Director, Supporting Artistic Practice (Canada Council for the Arts);

Sylvain Cornuau, Secretary-General.

National Arts Centre:

Jayne Watson, Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Centre Foundation.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Normandin and Ms. Watson made statements and, together with Mr. Cornuau, answered questions.

At 11:58 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Marie-Eve Belzile
Clerk of the Committee