Nepean - Carleton

Bill C-61 letter from Pierre Poilievre (Nepean Carleton)

After meeting with Pierre Poilievre, M.P. for Nepean Carleton, a constituent received this very familiar looking letter. If other people have received similar letters, I am curious to hear your stories.

Dear <constituent name>

Thank you for your correspondence on this important issue. Your thoughts and ideas are important to me. I apologize for my delayed response.

Laurel Gibbons (Nepean - Carleton,NDP)

January 15th, 2006

Dear Mr. Russell McOrmond,

Thank you for your recent email concerning copyright laws, bill C-60 and my views on the impact in Canada regarding these important issues.

Copyright Information

New Democrats have traditionally expressed support for measures that protect the rights of creators, and ensure that their work is valued and compensated, whether it appears on the radio, in print media, on the internet or elsewhere.

New Democrats have also expressed that any copyright legislation needs to balance the rights of creators, users and distributors. Creators must be fairly compensated for their work, and only a creator can waive that right. At the same time, users need fair access, in order to encourage a vital Canadian culture. We would support legislative measures that involve a careful balancing of all of these factors.

Discussing Technology policy issues in Ottawa during election.

Are you interested in meeting with people who are both politically active and interested in technology issues? People that will be talking about copyright, software patents, and other such issues during the election? If you are in the Ottawa area, come join us at the weekly GOSLING gaggle.

We meet some time after 16:30 each Friday at the The Black Bear Pub @ Albert and Bay.

Election 2006: Nepean--Carleton

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

Incumbent information

Nepean–Carleton / Nepean–Carleton
MP: Pierre Poilievre (Parliamentary Internet)

CIPPIC replies: Nepean--Carleton NDP candidate

Received from Phil Brown:

;:Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your questions. My answers are below.

;:Phil Brown

;:New Democratic Party Candidate for Nepean-Carleton

;:phone: (613) 593-3346 or (613) 596-9517
;:fax: (613) 596-2983



Music File-sharing: What is your position on the issue of file-sharing in Canada--should it be illegal?

;: No

Technological Protection of Copyrighted Materials: What is your position on using legislation to prohibit circumvention of TPMs?

CIPPIC replies: Nepean--Carleton Green Party candidate

Received from Chris Walker

;:I am a carpenter, not a regular computer user so have not given these issues sufficient investigation to offer an informed opinion and I am unlikely to do so during my limited spare time during this election.

National ID cards: What is your position on National ID cards?

;:Regarding national ID cards I am totally opposed, Firstly for reasons of personal privacy and my antipathy to any move by government towards a police state. I consider national ID cards to be a serious move in that direction. Just because the Americans have gone insane does not mean that we have to follow suit.

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