Kitchener Centre

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.

Copyright past, copyright present, copyright future, and election 2008

On October 1'st I was invited by the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) and the Waterloo Students for the Information Commons (WSIC) to the University of Waterloo to give a talk on Copyright and Bill C-61. The outline for this message is the same as for the talk: some copyright history, what has recently changed, what would be a good policy response, and what has the actual response been. I'll then end talking about the current federal general election.

The slides and recording of the talk are available online.

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Wednesday, October 1: Bill C-61 & Copyright Law in Canada

Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) and the Waterloo Students for the Information Commons (WSIC) are hosting me for a talk on Bill C-61 and Copyright Law in Canada this Wednesday, October 1. See details via, Facebook, YaHoo.

The slides and recording of the talk are available online.

Letter from constituent to Hon. Karen Redman

Lindsay Stewart wrote a letter to her member of parliament for Kitchener Centre talking about copyright issues.

During the last Federal election you knocked on my door in the Victoria School Village. You were gracious enough to engage me in a discussion of several issues. One area of concern I had was with copyright reform.

Richard Walsh-Bowers (Kitchener Centre, NDP)

January 15, 2006

RE: Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic Questionnaire

Attached please find the response of the New Democratic Party to your 2006 Election Survey. It is the policy of our party to respond to surveys on behalf of all New Democratic candidates.

Please note that our election platform has yet to be released. We invite you to consult our platform after it is released for more information on the issues you raise in your questionnaire.

Thank you for your interest in the views of the New Democratic Party on the critical issues facing Canadians.

We appreciate your efforts to help voters make an informed decision on voting day.

Kitchener Centre constituent speaks with Liberal about Copyright...

This BLOG posting by a "singer, songwriter, recording artist, actor, writer, doodler and waiter" documents a conversation they had with an incumbent Liberal candidate that came knocking on their door. It also included discussion of the Sam Bulte scandal.

Election 2006: Kitchener Centre

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

Incumbent information

Kitchener Centre / Kitchener-Centre
MP: Hon. Karen Redman (Parliamentary Internet)

CIPPIC replies: Kitchener Centre Green Party candidate

From: Karol Vesely

;:Dear Friends,

;:I am an expert in Health Care and I can answer all questions about health issues, but I am not an expert in Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest relations. I can only read to you what is part of GP policy on Science and Technology.

;:* Require federal department and agencies to transition to open source orree software for general application and provide free technical support to Canadian companies who use this software,

;:* Shorten the length of software patents to seven years, to reflect software's faster business cycle,

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