moved for leave to introduce Bill C-299, an act to amend the Copyright Act (term of copyright).
Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Elgin—Middlesex—London for seconding the legislation.
The bill would amend the Copyright Act. It would extend the terms of copyright for authors of every original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic work from 50 to 70 years. This will be of great benefit to artists and creators of all types at a time when Canadians continue to show world leadership in the creative sectors.
The legislation would bring Canada in line with the international standard adopted by countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
These changes would continue to help our creative economic sector, which is an increasingly important part of our economy, in driving further economic growth and a better quality of life in Canada.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)