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Positive movement on Marrakesh Treaty by Canadian Government

CULC/CBUC and other interested organizations, including CELA, has noted that the Government has introduced (on April 24th) a bill that will make amendments to the Copyright Act to allow Canada to accede to and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. This treaty fosters, on a global basis, equitable access to published works, and as such, aligns with the values upheld by our member libraries, and sister organizations and libraries.

Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities),” sponsored by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, received First Reading in the House this morning, and is expected to take a few months to work its way through Parliament.

We are THRILLED to announce a new partnership with @penguinrandomca who is providing its entire collection of Canadian-published titles with Canadian audio rights to CELA. Nearly 400 human-narrated titles have already been added to our collection. Enjoy! https://celalibrary.ca/blog/cela-and-penguin-random-house-canada-announce-collaborative-partnership?lang=en

Until January 30, readers get free & unlimited access to Vi, a celebrated novel by Vietnamese-born Canadian author Kim Thúy.
Borrow your copy of Vi through cloudLibrary, & join live virtual conversations with the author on Jan 19 (English) & Jan 20 (French) #1eReadLivrelCanada

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