Oda pledges continued support of UN diversity initiative

A CBC arts article discusses the UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.

The federal government will continue promoting a UNESCO convention designed to protect cultural diversity worldwide, a project ratified by the former Liberal government in 2005.

"We are committed to playing an active role in implementing the convention," Heritage Minister Bev Oda said in a statement Monday.

Part of the discussion was the opposition by the USA to this treaty, and how Canada and France were some of its strongest proponents. I wonder if this work will ever be followed up upon, with this UNESCO treaty standing in strong contrast with the protectionism for specialized business models encoded within the 1996 WIPO treaties.

Given Quebec's support for the UNESCO treaty, I winder what the real thoughts are on the conflicting 1996 WIPO treaties?