I read this on /. a couple of days ago. There is currently a drive to keep DMCA-type legislation from being passed in parliament. Peter Julian, MP for New West-Bby recently tabled a batch of 187 signatures in parliament, and there are more coming in.
The issue revolves around promises that have been made by the Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla to 'give the tools to companies and authors to sue' people who download mp3s. Remember that, for now, this is still legal in Canada. I don't think we have to be reminded about the constant infringement on end-user rights occuring now both in Canada and in the States. At least in Canada, it is still legal to get around copy protection. What might not be legal is what you do with it, and that's the way it should be. Linux DVD players illegal in Canada? -Shudder-
More info and the petition (it's a paper petition, not those cheesy online ones) here: http://www.digital-copyright.ca/petition/ If you agree with this, pass it along and get more people to send it in. If you want to read more about the Canadian music industry's claims that they're losing money, read this.
A little bit of coverage on Julian presenting the signatures here: http://p2pnet.net/story/4464
If you're not sure whether you agree with this or not, read the petition and decide. But unless you honestly don't care, don't just ignore it.