House of Commons and Senate Reports -Artist’s Resale Right

House of Commons and Senate Reports concluded Artist’s Resale Right deserves further study and consideration  CARFAC / RAAV 


We hope that, in light of the gaps in creators’ incomes identified by multiple stakeholders through these studies, that the Government of Canada will choose to open up the Copyright Act for legislative change in the next government mandate.

To begin, we hope the next Parliament will respond and address the recommendations and concerns highlighted by the Committees, namely:

The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs noted that this important issue deserves further study and attention.

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage gave a concise and direct recommendation:

“That the Government of Canada establish an artist’s resale right.”

The Standing Committee on Industry, Technology and Science (INDU) recommended that:

“The Government of Canada consult with provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous groups, and other stakeholders to explore the costs and benefits of implementing a national artist’s resale right, and report on the matter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology within three years.”