Ottawa will limit lobbying. It will also finance it
by MICHAEL GEIST
Toronto Star, publication date: 26 June 2006
"According to government documents, last fall the Ministry of Canadian Heritage entered into a multi-year agreement with the Creators' Rights Alliance, a national coalition of artists groups and copyright collectives with members both small (the League of Canadian Poets) and large (SOCAN and Access Copyright). The CRA has eight objectives, which notably include 'to ensure that government policy and legislation recognize that copyright is fundamentally about the rights of creators' and 'to ensure that international treaties and obligations to which Canada is signatory provide the strongest possible protection for the rights of creators.'"