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Briefs & Reports

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is pleased to participate in the 2020 Federal Budget consultations and presents its recommendations.
The Liberal government delivered, on March 19, 2019, its fourth and final budget before the federal election. It brings welcome investments for students. It does not address, however, key challenges facing Canada colleges and universities, resulting from stagnant government funding for core operating costs.
This updated issue of CAUT’s Education Review highlights what is at stake in the on-going parliamentary review of the Copyright Act and impacts on copyright of the recently negotiated Canada-US-Mexico free trade agreement. Currently, the Act balances just remuneration for authors and allowing educators and researchers to make knowledge accessible. Corporate publishers are working hard to change the balance to restrict the use of copyrighted works in the education sector.
As copyright term extension has been agreed to in the USMCA, CAUT has amended its July recommendations in an effort to ensure that the Copyright Act effectively balance the needs of all groups and communities within Canada.
Here is CAUT's brief to the Standing Committee on Heritage on the issue of remuneration models for artists and creative industries. Members write tens of thousands of articles, books and other works every year, making CAUT Canada’s largest creator group and a strong proponent of authors’ rights.