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Budget bill’s Copyright Act changes undermine committee’s ongoing review, say critics

By Charelle Evelyn      

The innovation and heritage ministers have been ‘open’ since the beginning on what was coming this year, says a rep for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains.

NDP MP Brian Masse, left, and Conservative MP Dan Albas, right, say the Liberals’ inclusion of changes to the Copyright Act in Bill C-86 steps on the toes of the committee study of the intellectual property laws. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photograph

The Liberals’ decision to include changes to the Copyright Act in the year’s second budget implementation bill has effectively “castrated” the ongoing statutory review of the law, says NDP MP Brian Masse, vice-chair of one of the two committees engaged in the study.

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