Education Ministers' Policy on Fair Dealing

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CMEC is endorsing the fair dealing exception in the Copyright Act, to draw attention to the importance of this exception to educators.

“The Copyright Consortium of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), has released the Education Ministers’ Policy Statement on Fair Dealing. The Statement underlines the provincial and territorial education ministers’ support for teachers’ and students’ use of the fair dealing provision in the Copyright Act for classroom learning." - quotation from Colin Bailey, CMEC Communique, CMEC Copyright Consortium Issues a Policy Statement on Fair Dealing

More information about CMEC copyright efforts can be found on their Copyright Program website.

Help and Questions

The Fair Dealing Advisory represents the University of Waterloo guidelines for use of the fair dealing exception. You can always send your copyright questions to

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