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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-205
An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate)
AS PASSED
BY THE SENATE
May 6, 2021
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SUMMARY

This enactment creates the position of Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate. It also corrects a reference to the Canada Council for the Arts in the English version of the Parliament of Canada Act.
Available on the Senate of Canada website at the following address:
www.sencanada.ca/en


2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-205
An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual 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

Parliament of Canada Act

1The Parliament of Canada Act is amended by adding the following after section 75:
Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate
75.‍01(1)There is hereby established the position of Parliamentary Visual 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 Visual Artist Laureate from a list of three names reflective of Canada’s diversity and 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.
Tenure of office
(3)The Parliamentary Visual 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 Visual 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 their mandate, the Parliamentary Visual 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 the Library’s 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 Chairperson of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Published under authority of the Senate of Canada

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