Don Valley West

Harper calls a 4th federal byelection: Don Valley West

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called a fourth federal byelection for Sept. 22 in the Toronto riding of Don Valley West. (CBC, Prime Minister's site).


Riding information from Fair Copyright for Canada, Toronto Chapter.

Liberal party finances may mean 3 rather than 4 by-elections

An article by John Ivison for the National Post discusses the latest speculation about when by-elections might be called. It suggests by-elections in Guelph, Westmount--Ville-Marie, and Saint Lambert will be called on July 20 with a vote set for Monday, September 8.

John Godfrey, the Liberal MP for Don Valley West, is not going to resign until August 1. Speculation is that this is because the Liberals are too cash-strapped to have 4 by-elections at the same time. If this is true, how can they afford a general election?

Sarmite Bulte lost nomination for Don Valley West

It is interesting the variety of places where this good news came from, but Sarmite Bulte did not win the nomination. She lost to Rob Oliphant. I don't know Rob Oliphant's views on copyright and the modern economy, but it would be hard to be more closed minded than Ms. Bulte.

This is good news for the Liberal party, given the last thing they need in the next election is Sam running against them in the Toronto area.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please see past articles from the riding of Parkdale-High Park from before and during the 2006 election.

Sarmite Bulte seeking Liberal nomination again?

According to Susan Delacourt in the Toronto Star, Sam Bulte, the controversial MP previously of Parkdale High-Park seen as the architect of Canada's move towards a Canadian DMCA, is seeking the nomination in Don Valley West.

Lets hope the Liberals don't want to tie themselves to her regressive policies and won't let her run under their name. If they do, then that will likely harm the entire party during the next election.

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

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: Don Valley West

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

Incumbent information

Don Valley West / Don Valley-Ouest
MP: Hon. John Godfrey (Parliamentary Internet)

CIPPIC replies: Don Valley West Liberal candidate

;:The attached is the response to your Policy Questionnaire.

;:John Godfrey Campaign

Attached was a copy of the [Liberal party response |].

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