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The Canada Council: its programme and problems. The Council's origins and structure under the Canada Council Act, assented to by Parliament on March 28, 1957. Funding for the Council. Objects and powers of the Council. Problems encountered in administering the funding. The preponderance in favour of the arts. The problem of dealing with the small organizations in the small communities. The problem of deciding what must be the conditions on which grants will be made. Finding solutions. A list of questions put to a conference of humanists and social scientists. Some concluding remarks, touching on the element of communication. The purpose of the Canada Council.