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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION

On August 3, 2018, the term of Claude Majeau as Vice-Chair and CEO of the Copyright Board of Canada expired. In a sense it is the end of an era at the Board, and we wish to acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to the Board’s work, and our deep appreciation for it.

Mr. Majeau has been a key contributor to the important role the Board plays in the cultural and creative industries in Canada since 1993, and no more so than in his capacity as Vice-Chair and CEO these past nine years. Prior to 1993, he was a distinguished civil servant in the communications area.

As Vice-Chair and CEO, Mr. Majeau’s vision, his skill and facility in every aspect of the Board’s economic regulatory function, his corporate knowledge, his wisdom and impartiality as a member, and his deft managerial touch, have all enabled him to lead the Board and staff through rapidly changing and challenging times. We and the staff all agree that “CM” is a terrific person to work with and for.

We at the Board are all indebted to Mr. Majeau, as are the public service and the public generally, for the enormous impact he has made in carrying out his various roles. He has been the quintessential public servant – in the finest sense of those words – and we extend our full appreciation and thanks, personally and on behalf of all at the Board, for all that he has done.

Thank you again, Claude.

The Honourable Robert A. Blair
Chair

Mr. Gilles McDougall
Secretary General

M. Sylvain Audet
General Counsel


RECENT DECISIONS
  • CBRA – Commercial and Non-Commercial Media Monitors (2017-2019)
    Reasons (July 20, 2018)
    Tariff (July 21, 2018)

  • Retransmission of Distant Radio Signals (2014-2018)
    Reasons (July 13, 2018)
    Tariff (July 14, 2018)

  • Re:Sound Tariff 1.B – Non-Commercial Radio Other than the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (1998-2021)
    Reasons (July 6, 2018)
    Tariff (July 7, 2018)

  • Access Copyright – Elementary and Secondary Schools (2010-2015)
    Reasons – Reconsideration (January 19, 2018)

  • Application by the Royal Canadian Mint for the reproduction of the image of the Angel of Victory sculpture created by Cœur de Lion McCarthy
    File: 2017-UO/TI-19

    Reasons (January 17, 2018)

  • Re:Sound Tariff 6.B – Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Fitness Activities (2013-2017)
    Reasons (January 12, 2018)
    Tariff (January 13, 2018)

Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2019 and Beyond
UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS
  • Online Audiovisual Services – Music
    [SOCAN: 2007-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018]

    flèche Hearing: To be determined
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended)
    Directive on Procedure

  • Online Music Services
    [SOCAN: 2007-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018]

    flèche Hearing: To be determined
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended)
    Directive on Procedure

  • Commercial Radio – Public Performance of Music
    [SOCAN: 2007-2018; Re:Sound 2009-2020]

    flèche Hearing: To be determined
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended)
    Directive on Procedure

  • Artisti – Phonograms (2016-2021)
    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • CBC – Radio and Internet
    [SOCAN: 2012-2018; Re:Sound: 2009-2019; Artisti: 2015-2020]

    flèche Hearing : Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • SOCAN Tariff 24 – Ringtones and Ringbacks (2014-2018)
    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • Non-Commercial Radio
    [CMRRA: 2003-2010; CSI: 2011-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018]

    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • Background Music
    [SOCAN: 2012-2018; Re:Sound: 2014-2018]

    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

DECISIONS UNDER ADVISEMENT
  • SODRAC v. CBC – Licences [Redetermination (2008-2012); Determination (2012-2018)]

  • SOCAN-Re:Sound – Pay Audio Services Tariffs (2007-2016)

  • Retransmission of Distant Television Signals (2014-2018)

  • Access Copyright – Post-Secondary Educational Institutions Tariff
    (2011-2013 and 2014-2017)