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Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de l'industrie, des sciences et de la technologie

For immediate release


Statutory Review of the Copyright Act: Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to travel across Canada

Ottawa, April 25, 2018 -

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will hold formal hearings and public, open-mic sessions for the statutory review of the Copyright Act in cities across Canada from May 7 to 11, 2018.

The Committee invites individuals and organizations from all industries and sectors, experts and non experts alike, to participate to these events.

The specific format of the hearings and open-mic sessions, and their specific locations, remain to be determined. Further details will be released at a later date.

Requests to appear at formal hearings in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg or Vancouver may be directed to the Committee by email ( Please note that, due to the volume of requests that the Committee expects to receive, the Committee cannot guarantee that every individual or organization requesting to appear will be accommodated.

The open-mic sessions will take place in the evenings. These sessions will be primarily dedicated to individuals speaking in their own capacity.

Committee's Travel Schedule

Monday, May 7Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tuesday, May 8Montreal, Quebec
Wednesday, May 9       Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, May 10Winnipeg, Manitoba
Friday, May 11 Vancouver, British Columbia     

The Committee reminds Canadians that any person may submit a brief. To be accepted, the brief must not exceed 2,000 words. Briefs may be submitted to the Committee by email (, or by using the appropriate button on the Committee's website (

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For more information, please contact:
Michel Marcotte, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Tel: 613-947-1971