Amendments to the Copyright Act came into force on December 30, 2022. As a result, the *general* term of copyright protection in Canada has changed from 50 to 70 years after the year in which the author died. This change is not retroactive; it will not affect works that are already in the public domain.
In addition to information on the public domain available on the Copyright at UBC website, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries has published a FAQ on term extension that is available on the CARL website.
If you have additional questions about copyright term extension or the public domain in Canada, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org