Report of the committee

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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


Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate), has, in obedience to the order of reference of Tuesday, March 16, 2021, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,



to the Second Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

(Bill S-205)

Your committee acknowledges the valuable information provided by the sponsor of the Bill, the Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, during her appearance on April 1, 2021.

Your committee also acknowledges the relevant testimony heard during a previous consideration of this Bill, in the First Session of Forty-second Parliament, as follows:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill;

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator;

Joanne Larocque-Poirier, Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary, Canada Council for the Arts.

Given the comprehensive nature of the testimony previously received, your committee is satisfied with its examination of this bill.