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PEN Canada: For Freedom of Expression

A Writer's Bill of Rights for the Digital Age 2.0
(The Writers' Union of Canada, 2012)

An Open Letter about Access Copyright

Bill C-32

The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has prepared a Bill C-32 backgrounder in order to help its members and the general public understand the different positions of the various groups who have concerns regarding this Bill. For more information regarding Bill C-32 and CCA’s position to the upcoming debate, please visit: The Writers' Union of Canada has also sent information to its members with postcards requesting that you send them to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Industry, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and your MP. No postage is required.

We urge you to speak up. If you’d like to find the name and contact information for your MP, enter your postal code on this web site. /MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC

Canadian Writers Speak Out on Copyright: A Video Response to Bill C-32

The Writers’ Union of Canada, under the leadership of Chair Alan Cumyn, has produced its first video. Written by Alan and featuring five writers, the video is posted to YouTube and distributed widely to express TWUC’s concerns about Bill C-32, an Act to Amend the Copyright Act.

A press release announcing the video can be seen on TWUC’s website at The video can be viewed at

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