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Support for Changes to Canadian Copyright Law

Monday, April 27, 2020

Urgent Action Needed:
Support for Changes to Canadian Copyright Law

As you may already know, Jamie Pegg and Scott Smith from Honey Bee Manufacturing had an appearance in front of the CIIT Standing Committee on February 25th. We are asking each of you today to urge you to get behind this initiative and send a letter of support to the CIIT.

Randy Hoback, who is the Vice-Chair on the CIIT Standing Committee on International Trade, is working to get the exemptions added to Canadian copyright law as was requested. In order to move the process forward and have these changes approved, letters (as attached below) from multiple Canadian implement manufacturing companies, will be required.

They are indicating that they can get the exemptions added to the Copyright legislation by July 1, 2020, but only if they get these letters. To that end, they will need as many manufacturers as possible to send in this letter before the end of next week, April 30, 2020.

Letters can be mailed or (recommended) scanned/emailed to:

Office of Randy Hoback, M.P.,
Vice Chair CIIT Standing Committee on International Trade
79 - 11th Street West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3A8

Scan/email:
Send to randy.hoback.c2@parl.gc.ca and randy.hoback.c1@parl.gc.ca [one goes to Randy directly and the other to his office team].
Please also cc Carlo Dade, who is coordinating this with Randy's team and getting this pushed through: dade@cwf.ca

If you are interested in viewing Jamie's testimony at the CIIT, click here.
Recent news articles on the topic can be found here and here.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Very sincerely,
Donna Boyd, Executive Director, AMC

Copyright Letter Template (editable word doc)
Copyright Letter Template (PDF to print out on company letterhead & manually sign)

Standing Committee on International Trade Evidence_Feb 25 2020

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