Mr. Speaker, indeed, copyright is a very complex issue and requires a significant balancing act. However, there is one area where the government did not really get the act right. When the minister talks about the process and the thoroughness of the process, one wonders how the government arrived at the issue of creating a loophole that would allow broadcasters to avoid paying what they have previously paid, and that is the broadcast mechanical, to artists, creators and producers. This would take $21 million off the table for artists.
While the minister says that piracy picks the pockets of creators, Bill C-11 would pick the pocket of creators as well.
I would like the minister to answer specifically about the broadcast mechanical and how he can square that circle around taking off the table $21 million for artists.