The Globe and Mail publishes its masthead editorial on C-61. The verdict? While supportive of the intent of copyright reform, it notes the concern over how the bill mirrors the DMCA and expresses disappointment over the failure to extend and adapt fair dealing, stating that:
Perhaps the Conservatives do not seriously expect Bill C-61 to pass in this apparently moribund Parliament. Jim Prentice, the Minister of Industry, has promised a consultation in the fall. It would have made more sense to do this before the bill was introduced in June. Even so, House of Commons and Senate committees may also examine it.
The editorial concludes that "Bill C-61, in short, is a work that stands in need of some growth and some refinement."