An Act to amend the Telefilm Canada Act (Quebec audio-visual productions)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.


Luc Malo  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of June 4, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Telefilm Canada Act to specify that a least two members of the Telefilm Canada Corporation must reside in Quebec. It provides a definition of “Quebec audio-visual production” and sets out the Corporation’s mission and powers in that regard.


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Telefilm Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

June 4th, 2008 / 3:45 p.m.
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Luc Malo Bloc Verchères—Les Patriotes, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-557, An Act to amend the Telefilm Canada Act (Quebec audio-visual productions).

Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege for me to introduce a bill to change the programs of Telefilm Canada in order for that organization to recognize the distinct nature of the Quebec film industry, which is different from its Canadian counterpart in its maturity, level of development, content and style.

Having recognized that Quebeckers form a nation, the time has come for this House to acknowledge that we have a national culture and therefore a national film industry. Words must be put into action.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)