Hélène C. SCHERRER

SCHERRER, The Hon. Hélène C., P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Louis-Hébert (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 6, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hélène_Scherrer
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=fb8858da-2dd2-409a-a2df-7a32954384fe&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
organizer of events, public relations officer, social worker

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Louis-Hébert (Quebec)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 20)


May 7, 2004

Hon. Hélène Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, first, I would like to thank my colleague, the chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, and all members of the committee for their excellent work on this issue. I am looking forward to receiving their report as soon as next week.

As my colleagues know, I am very much committed to introducing legislation on that issue as quickly as this fall. I intend to work very closely with all members of the committee to ensure that the music producers and the artists get the recognition and protection that they deserve.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Copyright
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May 5, 2004

Hon. Hélène Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I do not have much to add to what I already said last week and on several occasions this week. This is a labour relations matter. The public service standards were complied with. I must say that I find it rather strange that Bloc Quebecois members would call for political interference in the area of hiring and labour relations.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Public Service
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May 5, 2004

Hon. Hélène Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, first, I would like to remind the hon. member—and she probably knows this too—that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation manages its own daily operations.

I would also like to remind the hon. member that the government is definitely committed to the CBC and provides it with $1 billion in annual funding.

Furthermore, I also think it is important to recall the Speech from the Throne in which the government stated its intention—in all its activities—to develop communities.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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May 5, 2004

Hon. Hélène Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Québec for allowing me to reiterate the government's promise in the throne speech, and subsequently, to promote and be very present in communities.

This was not just for the past few weeks. This has been going on for the past few months and will continue in the coming weeks.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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May 4, 2004

Hon. Hélène Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Québec for reminding us exactly where the sponsorship program is at: it was indeed abolished on December 12.

At the time, the Prime Minister asked us to see how, with the existing programs at Canadian Heritage, we could support these events. Concrete efforts were made to contact the 780 events that received grants last year. We are proceeding with them.

Support will be provided through Canadian Heritage programs, which means that certain events will not be affected. The 50% figure was challenged. We are currently examining it.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Government Contracts
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