Proposed regulations on “Establishing Time Limits in Relation to Matters Before the Copyright Board” have been published in the Canada Gazette Part 1. The purpose of the regulations is in part to “prescribe the amount of time the Board may take to render decisions”.
The proposed regulations (link), “Regulations Establishing Time Limits in Relation to Matters Before the Copyright Board” are open for consultation for 30 days.
A key section of the proposed Regulations would provide that:
The Board must make a decision with respect to the approval of a proposed tariff under subsection 70(1) or 83(8) of the Act
(a) in the case where the Board holds any oral or written hearings in respect of the matter, within 12 months after the conclusion of those hearings; or
(b) in any other case, before the day on which the effective period for the proposed tariff begins.