Banking, Trade and Commerce – June 22, 2012 (Part 2 of 3)

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Banking, Trade and Commerce – June 22, 2012 (Part 2 of 3)

Representatives of the cultural sector testified as part of the committee’s review of the government’s copyright legislation.

Senators heard from the following individuals on Bill C-11: Alain Pineau from the Canadian Conference of the Arts, Hélène Messier from the Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction (COPIBEC), David Basskin with CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI), Alain Lauzon from DAMIC, Association nationale des éditeurs des livres (ANEL) representatives Richard Prieur and Jean Bouchard, and Véronyque Roy with the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ).

The witnesses expressed their concerns with the bill and presented some recommendations to minimize the negative impact for artists and creators.

UPDATE: Bill C-11 received royal assent on June 29.