Sheila Maureen COPPS

COPPS, The Hon. Sheila Maureen, P.C., O.C., B.A. (Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Hamilton East (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 27, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Copps
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a82c95f2-0b81-4fa7-8e0e-ab0b10294635&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
journalist

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - May 1, 1996
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (November 4, 1993 - April 30, 1996)
  • Minister of the Environment (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Communications (January 25, 1996 - April 30, 1996)
  • Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (January 25, 1996 - April 30, 1996)
June 17, 1996 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Minister of Communications (June 19, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (June 19, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (June 19, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 12, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (July 12, 1996 - August 2, 1999)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (June 19, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 12, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (July 12, 1996 - August 2, 1999)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 12, 1996 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1161)


October 21, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

In response to (a), the export of the items without an appropriate export licence was not authorized by the Government of Canada.

In response to (b), no charges were laid in the matter because of the fact that it was demonstrated that the contravention to the law was made without criminal intent and that both the exporter and the auction house subsequently cooperated to correct the situation and returned the items to Canada. The $176,000 amount represented the cost of purchasing the items by the War Museum and not the cost of recovering the items.

In response to (c), eight charges have been laid by the Government of Canada since 1977 against those who have contravened the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 269
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October 7, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we will terminate the plan as executed.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Film Industry
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October 1, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

moved that the bill be concurred in at report stage.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Library and Archives of Canada Act
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September 18, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

The previously identified amount of $1,534,000 which was provided for Francophonie Day celebrations encompassed a wide range of activities which took place over an extended period of time, of which only a minor component actually took place on March 20, Francophonie Day.

The largest portion, $1,250,000, of the amount cited related to the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie. Les Rendez-vous has the mandate to promote the French language and culture and to reinforce links between anglophones and francophones in Canada. Each year, over a thousand activities are held in all the regions of Canada starting in August and culminating in the two week period preceding March 20, Journée internationale de la francophonie. These activities include school projects as well as various promotional tools used in the media, youth exchanges, etc.

The department has also funded the Québec Canada Television Consortium for the production of a special program to celebrate Francophonie Day. The production took the form of a quiz, which was broadcast on the TV5 network.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 236
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June 11, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, thank you very much for the question. I am happy to report to the House that the problem of 10 o'clock mass has been resolved. It will continue to be broadcast at 10 a.m.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Société Radio-Canada
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