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Budget bill risks ‘compromising’ copyright board autonomy, committee hears

Media | 11/22/2018 12:18 pm EST

An expert in copyright law is asking senators to nix a reform measure in the Liberal government’s latest budget implementation bill that allows the federal cabinet to set...

Robert Blair appointed new Copyright Board chairman

Media | 06/03/2015 5:04 pm EDT

Industry Canada announced Wednesday the new appointment of Robert Blair as the new chairman of the Copyright Board of Canada. Blair was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in November 2003 and served for 12 years as a trial judge, Industry Canada said in a press release. He has presided over multiple matters with a particular focus on commercial cases, working out of Toronto, it added. “I am very honoured to be appointed chairman of the Copyright Board of Canada," Blair said in the release. "The board is a very important federal tribunal whose decisions affect the...