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.

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Anna Mather (Brampton - Springdale, NDP) answers questions

Dear Mr. McOrmond,

I think discussions about Bill C-60 are important, and I'm surprised questions surrounding this bill haven't been raised in more interviews and discussions I've had with students. I think this could potentially be an area where younger candidates might be able to provide more insight than our older counterparts.

If I were in Ms. Bulte's current position, I would either cancel my fundraiser and refuse donations from (what is essentially) a pro-copywrite lobby group, or decline the position of Heritage Minister if offered. Especially in the midst of an already scandal-plagued Liberal campaign, these just seem to be the obvious courses of action for Ms. Bulte. As NDP candidate Peggy Nash pointed out in their Parkdale all-candidate meeting, "If this was the big banks doing this for the finance minister, people would question that."

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: Brampton--Springdale

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

Incumbent information

Brampton–Springdale / Brampton–Springdale
MP: Ruby Dhalla (Parliamentary Internet)

CIPPIC replies: Brampton--Springdale NDP candidate

Received from Kathy Pounder:

;:These are complicated issues and I will not try and give you an intelligent response now. I can only promise to take your concerns seriously if I am elected. Thank you


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