Bill S-202 Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate

Bill S-202 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artists Laureate)

Such a pleasure to rise as we debate Bill S-202. The Visual Arts Laureate, as proposed in the bill, would be a two-year appointed position, and through this role, an artist would “promote the arts in Canada, through Parliament, including by fostering knowledge, enjoyment, awareness, and development of the arts,” through such activities as art creation, presentation of exhibitions and artistic events, and advising the Parliamentary Library on their cultural holdings.