Canada Council for the Arts Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-2)

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Canada Council for the Arts Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. C-2

An Act for the establishment of a Canadian council for the encouragement of the arts

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Canada Council for the Arts Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-2, s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 14(E).

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“arts”

« arts »

“arts” includes architecture, the arts of the theatre, literature, music, painting, sculpture, the graphic arts and other similar creative and interpretative activities;

“Council”

« Conseil »

“Council” means the corporation established by section 3.

  • R.S., c. C-2, s. 2.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Marginal note:Establishment of Council

 There is hereby established a corporation, to be known as the Canada Council for the Arts, consisting of a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson and not more than nine other members, to be appointed by the Governor in Council as provided in section 4.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-2, s. 3;
  • 1995, c. 29, s. 6;
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 15(E).

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL

Marginal note:Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson
  •  (1) The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Council shall be appointed for such terms, not exceeding five years each, as are fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Other members

    (2) Each of the other members of the Council shall be appointed for a term of four years.

  • Marginal note:Eligibility for re-appointment

    (3) A person who has served two consecutive terms as Chairperson of the Council, as Vice-Chairperson thereof or as a member appointed under subsection (2) is not, during the twelve months following the completion of the second term, eligible to be re-appointed to the Council in the same capacity.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-2, s. 4;
  • 1995, c. 29, s. 10(E);
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 230.

DIRECTOR

Marginal note:Director
  •  (1) There shall be a Director of the Council to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure.

  • Marginal note:Chief executive officer

    (2) The Director is the chief executive officer of the Council.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-2, s. 5;
  • 1995, c. 29, s. 7;
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 376.