TORONTO, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Yesterday, Bill C-11, the Copyright Act, received Royal Assent. This legislation will allowCanada to now move forward to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty, which would remove barriers for three million Canadians with a print disability, allowing them to access literature in the alternative formats they require.
The World Intellectual Property
CNIB has worked closely with the Canadian government in supporting the passing of Bill C-11 and recognizes the support and commitment from parliamentary champions, The Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, as well as MP Rob Oliphant, MP Pierre Poilievre and MP Brian Masse.
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