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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-234
An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
FIRST READING, December 12, 2016
THE HONOURABLE SENATOR Moore
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SUMMARY
This enactment creates the position of Parliamentary Artist Laureate. It also corrects a reference to the Canada Council for the Arts in the English version of the Parliament of Canada Act.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-234
An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. P-1
1The Parliament of Canada Act is amended by adding the following after section 75:
Parliamentary Artist Laureate
75.‍01(1)There is hereby established the position of Parliamentary Artist Laureate, the holder of which is an officer of the Library of Parliament.
Selection
(2)The Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons, acting together, shall select the Parliamentary Artist Laureate from a list of three names submitted in confidence by a committee chaired by the Parliamentary Librarian and also composed of the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada, the Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts and the President of the board of directors of the Society of Canadian Artists.
Tenure of office
(3)The Parliamentary Artist Laureate holds office for a term not exceeding two years, at the pleasure of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons acting together.
Mandate
(4)The mandate of the Parliamentary Artist Laureate is to promote the arts in Canada, through Parliament, including by fostering knowledge, enjoyment, awareness and development of the arts.
Powers
(5)In carrying out its mandate, the Parliamentary Artist Laureate may
(a)produce or cause to be produced artistic creations, at the request of either Speaker, especially for use in Parliament on occasions of state;
(b)sponsor artistic events, including art exhibitions;
(c)give advice to the Parliamentary Librarian regarding the collection of the Library and acquisitions to enrich its cultural holdings; and
(d)perform such other related duties as are requested by either Speaker or the Parliamentary Librarian.
Definition of arts
(6)In this section, arts means drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, videography and filmmaking.
2Subsection 75.‍1(2) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following :
Selection
(2)The Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons, acting together, shall select the Parliamentary Poet Laureate from a list of three names submitted in confidence by a committee chaired by the Parliamentary Librarian and also composed of the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada and the Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Published under authority of the Senate of Canada



EXPLANATORY NOTES

Parliament of Canada Act
Clause 1:New.
Clause 2:Existing text of subsection 75.‍1(2):
(2)The Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons, acting together, shall select the Parliamentary Poet Laureate from a list of three names submitted in confidence by a committee chaired by the Parliamentary Librarian and also composed of the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada and the Chair of the Canada Council.

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