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On December 12, 2011 we had the seventh time when the House of Commons debated Bill C-11 (at Second Reading). I didn't write about the 6'th time as it was simply a vote on an amendment that was deferred from the 5'th day of debate.
The debate started with Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, CPC, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham) giving a short promotion of the bill and then moving a motion "That this question be now put."
Thank you for your e-mail. I am a strong supporter of open source software and the Supreme Court of Canada's position on the downloading of music, which states that it is permitted under the legislation that grants the music industry levies from the sale of blank media. I am also in agreement that legislation should protect Canadians from spyware and other malware rather than protecting the creator of these harmful programs.
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The following was written to Alex McDonough in reply to a press release she sent out about Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously adopting a motion calling on the government to honour its commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals.
(Note: Category is Information/Mental process patents as patents on "gene sequences" are based on similar odd legal theories that "software program sequences" are based on).
HALIFAX AND TIMMINS – NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Alexa McDonough and NDP Agriculture Critic Charlie Angus are fighting back against a Liberal attempt to obliterate farmers’ traditional right to save seeds.
I wrote a letter to key NDP issue critics discussing the importance of policy around patents and copyright.
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