Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge on C-11

A familiar looking form letter copied from a post to the Fair Copyright for Canada Facebook group.

Hi [Constituent name]

Thank you for contacting our office regarding Bill C-11. Please accept my apologies for the delay in response.

Recognizing the critical role a modern copyright regime plays in Canada’s digital economy, the Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to introduce and seek swift passage of copyright legislation that balances the needs of creators and users.

On September 29, 2011, the government introduced Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act. It will promote Canada’s innovation and creativity, and ensure that our copyright laws are modern, flexible and in line with current international standards. It proposes a fair, balanced and common sense approach that respects both the rights of creators and the interests of consumers in today’s market. Through this bill, the federal government seeks to promote Canada’s participation in the digital economy, a major element in ensuring the continued prosperity and competitiveness of our country.

Detailed information about the Copyright Modernization Act is available online at

Once again, thank you for sharing your views on this important matter.

Should you require assistance with an issue of federal jurisdiction or have any further questions related to government affairs, please call my office at 984-6787. We are here to help.


Rod Bruinooge, MP
Winnipeg South