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Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, as part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the government is focusing on four themes, one of which is encouraging reconciliation with indigenous people. The Canada 150 Fund has awarded $250,000 to the Water’s Edge Festivals and Events for the Rhythm of the Nation music

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), the Canada 150 Fund received a budget of $200 million, which was allocated in the following way: $80 million for large-scale, Canada-wide Signature projects; $100 million for community-based projects; and $20 million for major events. With regard

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), as a crown corporation in the Canadian Heritage portfolio, the National Capital Commission operates at arm’s length from the government and is responsible for its own day-to-day activities. With regard to (b), the NCC consulted business and yout

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a) to (d), the program includes an optional fun and hands-on educational workshop, offered by Junior Achievement, JA, Ottawa. The NCC provided JA Ottawa $20,000 to develop and implement this workshop for program participants. The NCC also made promoti

September 18th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise and speak to Bill S-232, recognizing the month of May each year as Canadian Jewish heritage month. I will be very brief in my remarks as I know that many of my colleagues wish to speak on this bill, and my role here today is to simpl

June 20th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (i), the funds were awarded to the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. With regard to (ii), the amount delivered in 2016-17 is $3,620,895. The total funding for the project is $10,000,000, to be delivered over two fiscal year

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), monument construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. Major monument elements are scheduled to be completed in late 2018. With regard to (b), with the winning concept proposed by Team Raff, as announced on May 18, 2017, the memorial

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, our two official languages are at the heart of Canada's history and identity. They are a priority for us. We promised Canadians a new, open, rigorous, and merit-based process, and that is what we gave them. The role of Commissioner of Official Languages is very impo

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, we have said it many times before. Creative industries are going through a period of disruption brought on by the digital shift. The minister has met with all major digital platforms as part of the Canadian content in the digital age review. Ms. Church's expertise

June 16th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government firmly believes in the importance of arts and culture. That is why we invested more than $1.9 billion in this area, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We did so because we know that arts and culture are key drivers in our economy.

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, our government firmly believes in the importance of arts and culture. That is why we invested more than $1.9 billion in this area, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We did so because we know that arts and culture are key drivers in our economy. We are curr

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, as we have said many times, creative industries are facing challenges in the digital era. The minister has met with all the major platforms about our reforms on Canadian content in the digital era. Ms. Church's expertise and in-depth knowledge of the digital landsca

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we have said many times that creative industries are going through a period of disruption brought on by the digital shift. The minister has met with all major digital platforms as part of her review of Canadian content in the digital age. Ms. Church's experience, ex

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today signed by Canadians in the Maritimes and on the west coast that touches on the condition of barrenness. Barrenness is the inability of women and men to conceive children or successfully produce them. It affects approximately 1

June 13th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  Mr. Speaker, our government firmly believes in the importance of arts and culture. That is why we invested more than $1.9 billion in this area, the largest investment in the past 30 years. We did so because we know that arts and culture are key drivers in our economy. We are curr

June 12th, 2017House debate

Sean CaseyLiberal