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Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York / Beaches - East York (Via Parl.gc.ca)
Beaches - East York
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.
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.
A Hill Times article by Simon Doyle, Abbas Rana and Bea Vongdouanchanh documents the 40 Conservative targeted ridings. The in-paper version included a table of the ridings, and I've linked this article with the 40 ridings so people will know if they are one of them.
Please try to talk to all Candidates about copyright, but especially talk to the Conservatives in these ridings. It would be great if during this election that the Conservatives could find their "Charlie Angus" -- someone who can switch the party from being anti-technology/modernization to being an advocate.
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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.
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.
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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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