26 March 2013

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage meeting: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 3:30 p.m. with Hon. James Moore, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages to consider Main Estimates. Despite Part III of the department estimates, the Report on Plans and Priorities, not being available the committee passed the estimates by votes along party lines.
Most of the discussion was regarding the arts and museums aspects of the Minister's portfolio.
A motion was proposed That the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a comprehensive study of the recent changes at Library and Archives Canada including the introduction of a code of conduct and invite relevant witnesses including Daniel Caron as well as representatives from library, archivist and archaeological associations. 
At one point the motion was worded to refer to "President" Daniel Caron!
There was no decision on that proposed motion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, this notice of motion will not be derailed by procedural matters or delayed indefinitely. Having a reasonable amount of Committee time set aside to question Daniel Caron about LAC’s current direction and budget problems deserves as much attention as other Committee topics. Hopefully, after an open question session with submissions from interested groups, the Committee will issues some recommendations in its annual report or, even better, be instructed to further study LAC’s woeful performance.