Minister Joly Announces New Appointments to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

News Release

GATINEAU, December 22, 2017

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the appointments and re-appointments of seven part-time members to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. Those members are:

− Monte Clark (British Columbia), three-year term re-appointment effective February 5, 2018

Owner and Director of Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, Monte Clark is a specialist in photography and Canadian contemporary art, and previously a member of the Board from 2016-17.

− Laurie Dalton (Nova Scotia), three-year term appointment effective January 2, 2018

Laurie Dalton has been Director and Curator of the Acadia University Art Gallery for a decade. She also teaches university courses on Canadian culture.

− Patricia Feheley (Ontario), three-year term re-appointment effective May 3, 2018

Patricia Feheley is the Director of the Feheley Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Toronto. This gallery specializes in early and contemporary Inuit art. Over the last decade, Ms. Feheley has spearheaded the gallery’s ongoing program of catalogued exhibitions and has championed emerging Inuit artists. She has been a member of the Board since 2012.

- Madeleine Forcier (Quebec), three-year term appointment effective May 3, 2018

Madeleine Forcier has more than 35 years of experience as a specialist in contemporary art. She has dedicated herself to the presentation, dissemination and evaluation of works of art and has participated in national and international events. She is the co-founder and Director of Galerie Graff in Montréal. She was a member of Board from 2007–14.

− Pierre-François Ouellette (Quebec), three-year term appointment effective January 2, 2018

Pierre-François Ouellette has been working in the field of visual arts since 1988. He is Director and Owner of the Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain gallery in Montréal and co-founder of the Centre Space gallery in Toronto.

− Theresa Rowat (Quebec), three-year term re-appointment effective February 26, 2018

Theresa Rowat is Director of the Archive of the Jesuits in Canada in Montréal. She was Director and University Archivist at McGill University from 2007 to 2013. She has been a member of the Board since 2011.

− Paul Whitney (British Columbia), three-year term appointment effective January 2, 2018

Paul Whitney has worked in public libraries for more than 35 years, 20 of them as the director of large urban libraries. He specializes in the history of books and special collections.

These appointments are the result of the Government of Canada’s open, transparent and merit-based selection process.

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board has a mandate to determine whether cultural property is of outstanding significance and national importance under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. It is also responsible for determining the fair market value of objects donated to Canadian institutions, including libraries, archives and museums. In addition, the Board reviews appeals of applications denied for permits to export cultural property.


Quotes

“As artists, specialists, collectors and teachers in the field of the arts in Canada, the new members bring extensive knowledge and valuable expertise that will be extremely helpful to the work of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board consists of a chairperson and up to nine other members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

  • In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach respects gender parity and is supported by an open, transparent and merit-based selection process: one that will result in the recommendation of exceptionally competent candidates who truly reflect Canada’s diversity.

  • This new approach requires a selection process for the majority of full- and part-time positions.

  • All appointment opportunities for the 18 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted as they become available on the Governor in Council Appointments website. Interested parties can apply online.

  • Established in 1977 by the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Review Board determines whether cultural property is of outstanding significance and national importance with a view to protecting and preserving Canada’s artistic, historic, and scientific heritage and making it accessible to the public.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
819-997-7788

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca


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