Our Conservative Government is focused on what matters to Canadians – jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.
Our Government is committed to building a strong and vibrant Canadian digital economy. Placing a new fee on devices with removable memory cards, such as blackberries and smartphones, would increase costs for Canadian families and impact the adoption of the latest technologies.
I am therefore pleased to advise the constituents of Edmonton-Spruce Grove that our Government will put in place regulations exempting microSD memory cards from copyright levies.
An additional fee on removable memory cards is not only unwarranted but unfair to Canadian consumers.
Our Government worked hard to strike the right balance in the Copyright Modernization Act, ensuring world-leading consumer and user rights while giving creators the tools to protect their work and grow their businesses.
Hon. Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P.