LaSalle--Émard

Shadow cabinet

The NDP announced their shadow cabinet last week. Of particular interest on the copyright front are:
Ethics, Access to Information, Privacy & Copyright and Digital Issues - Charlie Angus
Industry - Peter Julian
Trade - Robert Chisholm
Heritage - Tyrone Benskin
Science and Technology - Hélène Leblanc

Full list here.

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.

MPs Not Running In Next Election: 25

According to the Hill Times, the following current MPs will not be running in next election. There are 7 vacancies expected by end of summer, with 5 after byelection. Many believe that narrow partisan reasons were used to not call the remaining 5 byelections to happen at the same time.

MPs retiring and Vacant seats

Hill Times reporter Abbas Rana provided a table in this week's Hill Times listing the 15 MPs that have already announced they will not be running in the next election, as well as the 2 vacant seats.

1. Liberal MP Ray Ronin (Nickel Belt)
2. Liberal MP Brenda Chamberlain (Guelph)
3. Liberal MP Stephen Owen (Vancouver Quadra)
4. Liberal MP Bill Graham (Toronto Centre)
5. Liberal MP Paul Martin (LaSalle-Emard)
6. Liberal MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut)
7. Liberal MP Andy Scott (Fredericton)
8. Liberal MP Paul Steckle (Huron-Bruce)
9. Liberal MP Joe McGuire (Egmont)
10. Liberal MP Jim Peterson (Willowdale)
11. Conservative MP Brian Fritzpatrick (Prince Albert)
12. Conservative MP Ken Epp (Edmonton-Sherwood Park)
13. Conservative MP John Williams (Edmonton-St. Albert)
14. Conservative MP Normal Doyle (St. John's East)
15. NDP MP Bill Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona)

Vacant seats:

1. Bloc MP Yvan Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot)
2. Liberal MP Jean Lapierre (Outremont)

Joseph R. (Joe) Comuzzi (Thunder Bay--Superior North) is expected not to run, but has not yet made an announcement.

House adjourns until Jan. 29 -- Montreal area MPs shuffle

As expected, the house adjourned until Monday, January 29, 2007. This does not mean that MPs are on a long vacation, but that they are now in the ridings. This in fact is an appropriate time to be trying to contact your member of parliament at their riding office to let them know about your concerns on copyright.

There is also an interesting article in the Globe and Mail by Jane Taber talking about a few Liberal MPs from the Montreal area don't plan on running in the next election. These include Outremont MP Jean Lapierre, Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler, and past Liberal leader and LaSalle-Émard MP Paul Martin.

Election 2006: LaSalle--Emard

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

Incumbent information


LaSalle–Émard / LaSalle–Émard
MP: Right Hon. Paul Martin (Parliamentary Internet)
Prime Minister

Protecting our Canadian Culture ... from Bill C-60.

Dear Prime Minister Paul Martin,
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women Liza Frulla,
Minister of Industry David Emerson,
Member for Ottawa-South David McGuinty,

On November 23, 2005, Canada became the first country to ratify the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. I agree that this is something that Canadians can be proud of.

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