Two reply letters to: high cost and minimal benefit to current Government Copyright proposals

I received two reply letters so far to the letter I sent on on April 12, 2005. One from Honourable Mauril Bélanger (Ottawa-Vanier), and one from Johanne Légaré on behalf of Honourable Reg Algock. In both cases they forwarded this critique of the comments of the Heritage Minister to the attention of the Minister.


Dear Mr. McOrmond (This was scrached out and "Russell" written by hand on top)

Thank you for your recent letter regarding proposed changes to the Copyright Act and Internet usage.

Please be assured that I have taken note of your correspondence and the issues you raise. Since copyright falls under the responsibility of the Minister of Industry, the Honourable David Emerson, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Liza Frulla, I have taken the liberty of forwarding copies of your correspondence to them for their consideration.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your views

Yours sincerely,

Mauril Bélanger

c.c: The Honourable David Emerson

The Honourable Liza Frulla


Dear Mr. McOrmond:

On behalf of the Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, I would like to thank you for your letter of April 12, 2005 and enclosures regarding changes to the Copyright Act. The Minister appreciated receiving this information.

However, since this matter falls under the mandate of the Honourable Liza Frulla, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women, I am forwarding a copy of your correspondence to her office, for consideration.


Johannne Légaré

Acting Manager

Ministerial Correspondence

c.c.: Mr. Luc Rouleau


Ministerial Correspondence Secretariat