On February 19, 2020, private member’s bill C-209 was introduced in the House of Commons. Bill C-209, if implemented, would amend section 12 of the Copyright Act to specify that, without prejudice to any rights or privileges of the Crown, no copyright would subsist in any work that is, or has been, prepared or published by or under the direction or control of Her Majesty or any government department.
A publication of bill C-209 can be found here.
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