Response from Honourable Steven Fletcher on C-11

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

Good afternoon,

Minister Fletcher has asked me to respond to your email and thank you for taking the time to contact our office.

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. This legislation reproduces the provisions of Bill C-32, which appeared in the last session of Parliament. 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.

Best regards,

Sabrina Brenot
Special Assistant

Office of The Honourable Steven Fletcher, PC MP

Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia