There are two pending bills before the Canadian Parliament to amend the Canadian Trade-marks Act.
Those interested in following the changes should contact the Canadian Bar Association for more information. Recent comments from the Canadian Bar Association can be found at:
Bill C-8, which was the first attempt at legislative reform, is available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/LEGISinfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6266835&View=0
Bill C-31 is available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6483626