Longueuil - Pierre-Boucher

Bill C-11 house debate day 9

On February 10, 2012 we had the 9th time when the House of Commons debated Bill C-11 (at Second Reading). The previous debate day was February 8, 2012.

This was the last day of debate before the bill is sent to committee at second reading. In some ways we have returned to the same position we were a little less than a year ago when the government fell in March 2011. In other ways it appears that the general public, who will be greatly impacted by this bill, are far more engaged than they were at that time.

Bill C-11 legislative committee has been struck.

A report from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs lists the 12 members of the new Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 as follows:

Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay, NDP)
Scott Armstrong (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley, Conservative)
Tyrone Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber, NDP)
Peter Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo, Conservative)
Paul Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham, Conservative)
Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP)
Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, Conservative)
Mike Lake (Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont, Conservative)
Phil McColeman (Brant, Conservative)
Rob Moore (Fundy Royal, Conservative)
Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, NDP)
Geoff Regan (Halifax West, Liberal)

Advice to an NDP official opposition on Copyright

While I’ve not being asked yet, I thought I would offer the new NDP official opposition some advice that I believe is consistent with their stated values. I offered some advice for the Conservative majority government, and I hope the NDP will take those suggestions into account as well. I am available to meet with any caucus member to discuss this area of policy more.

Members of the new Official Opposition caucus had a press conference today where they discussed their arts and culture platform for the coming Parliament. The speakers included Charlie Angus (Timmins--James Bay), Tyrone Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber), Andrew Cash (Davenport), and Pierre Nantel (Longueuil - Pierre-Boucher). I didn’t have a chance to view the press conference yet (I haven’t found an archive online), but have read the press release.

Election 2006: Longueuil

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

Incumbent information


Longueuil / Longueuil
MP: Caroline St-Hilaire (Parliamentary Internet)

CIO: The Broader the E-Biz, the Bigger the Lawsuit

This CIO article by Allan Holmes includes:

Whatever the ruling, CIOs can expect more legal challenges to how they use technology in their businesses. Since 1998, when a federal court ruled that business method patents are valid, some 3,300 patents filed with the USPTO have been awarded. Patent holders for some of these methods "have discovered this is a lucrative business model," Lemley warns. Which means CIOs will end up weighing whether it's cheaper to pay licensing fees or go to court.

This is an update on an early ITBusiness.ca article about the antics of DE "Technologies" of Longueuil (Quebec). These are not actual technologies being exploited, but gaping procedural and policy holes in the processes of patent offices being abused to file suites using patents that should never have been granted.

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