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Special Update:

Regarding a review of the Copyright Act
Friday, May 11 – Vancouver, BC
Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings Street
Room: Coal Harbour

To participate, individuals must register on location: arrive 30 minutes in advance and bring a piece of identification.

Participants will be given two minutes to express their views. The Committee will hear participants until the session runs out of time.

These sessions are a critical opportunity for you to speak directly in front of committee members conducting the critical Copyright Act review to share your personal story of how you have been impacted by 2012 amendments to the Act.

If you are planning to attend one of the sessions, here are speaking notes that we have prepared.

Aren’t in a city where the Committee will be traveling? 

There are still many ways to get involved.
  • Visit to send a letter to the members of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage who are collectively responsible for the current Copyright Act review.
  • Share on social media using the hashtags #IValueCdnStories #CreativeCanada #ValueGap #INDU #cdnpoli
  • Encourage your friends to get involved too.
  • Prepare a written submission (maximum length of 2,000 words) to
Every action you are able to take will make a difference.

Please note:
The New West Festival of Words and FBCW AGM was a huge success! Please watch for the next WriteOn Newsletter (early May) for a summary of how the weekend went. Thank you to all who attended! 

"Any Federation member who wishes to receive free, monthly news bulletins from The Ormsby Review for new reviews of books by B.C. authors can simply send their email address to with a subject line: Alan Twigg Ormsby Review List."
Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you believe would be interested. Thank you!
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