Beaches - East York

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 house debate day 3

On November 14, 2011 we had the third time when the House of Commons debated Bill C-11 (at Second Reading).

The most notable aspect of the debate for me is how the Conservatives are going out of their way to conflate the WIPO Paracopyright provisions (tied to infringing purposes, no restriction on circumvention tools, etc) and the non-WIPO (beyond-WIPO) Paracopyright provisions.

Can't afford the Copyright Cartel's big banquet? Join Online Rights Canada for a Balanced Meal instead!

Public interest group Online Rights Canada is hosting a Balanced Meal event to coincide with the big-money/big-copyright/big-media lobbiests event for Sam Bulte.

If politicians take tens of thousands of dollars from the industries they regulate, are independent artists, educators, librarians and the general public really going to get a fair shake? So come out on Thursday, have a bite to eat, and find out how regular Canadians can get a seat at the copyright reform table.

Covered by: p2pnet

Jim Love (Beaches--East York, Progressive Canadian Party) answers CIPPIC questions

I have sent your Copyright Pledge to our leader for review as we do not have a national council meeting til after the election. I have recommended that she endorse it.

I have seen that Brad Thomson has given his personal opinions (not party policy) on some of these issues. Party policy doesn't directly address some of the issues you've raised and in those cases, the candidates are entitled to give their own opinion.

Toronto area Election Debate: Poverty at Home and Abroad

Celebrated author and UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis, journalists Linda McQuaig and John Stackhouse, and anti-poverty activist Josephine Grey will query party representatives on their plans to Make Poverty History through policies of foreign aid, trade, debt and child poverty in Canada. Please read earlier articles about the connection between PCT and poverty issues.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
100 Queens Park
Queens Park Entrance
January 12, 2006
6:45 PM
Free, seats will be distributed on a first come
first served basis.

To reserve tickets contact info at or call 416.967.1611 ext 221.

Election 2006: Beaches--East York

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

Incumbent information

Beaches–East York / Beaches–East York
MP: Hon. Maria Minna (Parliamentary Internet)

same-sex politics

While this is not a copyright issue, it is an issue that affects many of the members of parliament with more modern positions on copyright reform.

A Macleans article by Joan Bryden discusses how some Catholic MPs are being denied communion by some priests. "By de Valk's calculation, roughly 130 of Canada's 308 MPs are Catholic, including Prime Minister Paul Martin."

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has been centred out, with Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin, Sault Ste. Marie MP Tony Martin, Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry, and Toronto Liberal MP Maria Minna also mentioned in the article.

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