Unfortunately, most of what is being said is quite misleading and/or troubling. For example, here is part of what Access Copyright has to say:
through innovative models of licensing and distribution.
Meanwhile, Canada’s creative and information sectors would have been impoverished as creators and publishers would have been forced out of business, unable to earn a living from their craft and businesses. With Canadian voices silenced, educational institutions would have been forced to rely on American and other foreign sources for teaching materials.
Access Copyright apparently believes that we as Canadians should give up on the notion of exceptions for fair dealing for research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting etc. - never mind satire and parody - if there is a friendly collective lurking out there that is willing to provide a license. Say - for example - for $45 per university student student per year.
Some of the questions posed by certain committee members at the C-32 hearings suggest that Access Copyright is getting through to them on such points. The response from key parts of the educational community was typically tepid.
It does not seem sensible for Canada to consider repealing fair dealing.