Monthly Archives: February 2012

Please take 5 minutes to send your MP a note about copyright concerns

We’ve been following the progress of the new copyright bill, Bill C-11. One of the biggest issues to affect writers is the extension of the definition of “Fair Dealing”. Since the bill is now before a Parliamentary Committee, this is … Continue reading

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Canadians are not free to read about important scientific findings

Today is the beginning of Freedom to Read Week,  “an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” To many Canadians, censorship … Continue reading

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What advocacy services do we need at the federal level?

A short while ago, I posted about the CCA (Canadian Conference of the Arts), which was founded 66 years ago to represent the interests of all Canadian artists and cultural professionals at the federal level. CCA was behind the creation … Continue reading

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