I’m not an expert on the issue, but I know that the copyright act holds different meaning for different people, depending on which side of the fence you’re on. From what I’ve seen to date, there seems to be a real effort to compromise in some areas. Specifically when it comes to fair-dealing.
These new laws affect virtually everyone. While its nice to be able to rely on commentaries from the pros and special interest groups, take the time to read the policy yourself. You can do so by visiting Balanced Copyright, a website set up by the Government of Canada.