Report of the committee

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its


Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate), has, in obedience to the order of reference of June 8, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Long title, page 1: Replace the long title with the following:

“An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate)”.

2. Clause 1, pages 1 and 2:

(aOn page 1,

(i) replace line 7 with the following:

“Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate, the holder of which is an”,

(ii) replace lines 11 to 18 with the following:

“liamentary Visual Artist Laureate from a list of three names, reflecting Canada’s diversity, submitted in confidence by a committee chaired by the Parliamentary Librarian, and also composed of the Director of the National Gallery of Canada, the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada, the Chairperson of the Canada Council for the Arts and the President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, or their designates.

(3) The Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate holds office for a”, and

(iii) replace line 22 with the following:

(4) The mandate of the Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate is”; and

(bOn page 2, replace line 1 with the following:

(5) In carrying out his or her mandate, the Parliamentary Visual Artist”.

Respectfully submitted,