David P. Silcox

  • The Canada Council

    The Canada Council for the Encouragement of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was created by act of Parliament in 1957 on the recommendation of a Royal Commission on the arts and letters in Canada which tabled its report in 1951. The act provides for a full-time Director and Associate Director and for a Council, including a Chairman, of twenty-one members (for 3-year renewable terms) from across Canada which meets five or six times a year; all of these are appointed by the Governor-in-Council.

    Most importantly, the act specifies that the Council is not an agent of Her Majesty, which is