Bourassa

Liberal MP Coderre quits as Quebec lieutenant

Longtime Liberal MP Denis Coderre is resigning as the party's Quebec lieutenant and defence critic. (CBC, CTV)

Election 2008: Past members of Heritage committee


  • Gary Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington, Conservative, Chair) re-elected
  • Maria Mourani (Ahuntsic, Bloc, co-chair) re-elected
  • Andy Scott (Liberal, co-chair) did not run
  • Jim Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia, Conservative) re-elected
  • Michael D. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills, Conservative) re-elected
  • Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, Conservative) re-elected
  • Denis Coderre (Bourassa, Liberal) re-elected
  • Ed Fast (Abbotsford, Consrvative) re-elected
  • Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal) re-elected
  • Luc Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes, Bloc) re-elected
  • Bill Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP) re-elected
  • Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis, Liberal) re-elected

Minutes of special meeting on cuts to arts program posted

The minutes and transcript from the special August 26, 2008 to "discuss the recent cancelling of federal cultural financial assistance programs" are online.

This meeting was held when everyone pretty much knew an election would be called. This should be read as an election debate on federal government funding of cultural programs from some key politicians running for re-election. While Copyright wasn't on the agenda, it did get discussed.

Fair Copyright Montreal

The Montreal group has a great WIKI set up at FairCopyrightMontreal.org. This is an exciting trend to see, as it will allow people in the area to better coordinate with their neighbours to talk to their neighbours and their own elected representatives.

Denis Coderre replaces Mauril Bélanger in Heritage Committee

The shadow cabinet shuffle has also meant changes in the committee membership. Mr Bélanger is not only no longer the critic, but also no longer a member of Heritage Cmtee. According to his committee information page he is currently only a member of the Liason committee.

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion Announces Critic Shuffle

A Liberal party media release details the critic shuffle.

Specific to our areas of policy, Denis Coderre (Bourassa) becomes the Liberal Critic for Canadian Heritage, la Francophonie and Official Languages. This replaces L'hon. Mauril Bélanger (Ottawa Vanier). This change returns us to the most common situation where Heritage Ministers and critics primarily come from Quebec, something I mention each time I'm talking to fellow activists.

Current members of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC)

(Note: This is out of date. New committee not yet formed).

Copyright policy is the joint responsibility of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of Industry. Two committees of the House of Commons are therefore the key members who are most likely to be studying this topic and related bills.

Members of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC)

Election 2006: Bourassa

Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.

Incumbent information


Bourassa / Bourassa
MP: Hon. Denis Coderre (Parliamentary Internet)

July 3rd 2005 in Montreal: Copyright and you

Copyright 2005: Sunday afternoon, July 3rd 2005. A presentation of FACIL, Koumbit and LabCMO.

About fifteen kiosks hosted by local and not so local Free Culture enthusiasts such as Debian, FreeCulture, KDE, île sans fil, Savoir Faire Linux; a press conference announcing the Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre, a Free Software week; a Richard Stallman presentation on copyright; and finally, the answers to all your questions with Russell McOrmond (Flora), Daniel Pascot (Laval University) and Marcus Bornfreund (Ottawa University), responsible for the canadian adaptation of the Creative Commons licenses.

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