The Writers’ Union of Canada Parliamentary Petition

We want to invite to you to sign an important Parliamentary petition that the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has launched, and we strongly support.

For over a decade now, Canadian creators and publishers have not been paid for the copying of their works by Canada’s education sector outside of Quebec. Ten years is an impossibly long time to wait to be paid. The sector can’t afford toThe federal government urgently needs to fulfil its promise to protect creators. Ten years is an impossibly long time to wait to be paid. wait any longer. TWUC’s petition calls on the federal government to act on its commitment to support creators and implement fixes to Canada’s Copyright Act to restore the marketplace for educational works.

Quickly after its launch, the petition smashed through the 500-signature mark needed to ensure it will be certified and presented to the government, who will be obligated to table a response. It’s now important that as many Canadians as possible sign the petition so that the government will be unable to ignore the clear call for urgent action to support Canada’s writing, visual arts and publishing sectors.

That’s why we are urging you to please sign this critically important petition.

Here’s how you can take part:

  • Sign TWUC’s petition.
  • Reach out to at least five others in your orbit individually and encourage them to sign as well.
  • Spread the word! Download this image to share on social media that you’ve signed and encourage others to do so.

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