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Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora / Newmarket - Aurora (Via Parl.gc.ca)
The list of candidates supporting the Copyright Pledge has been updated on Monday the 6'th.
If your candidates aren't on this list, then ask them if they would take the pledge.
Addition: Hijal De Sarkar (NDP, Ottawa South)
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.
According to the Hill Times, the following current MPs will not be running in next election. There are 7 vacancies expected by end of summer, with 5 after byelection. Many believe that narrow partisan reasons were used to not call the remaining 5 byelections to happen at the same time.
A Toronto Star article by Laura Bobak indicates that Belinda Stronach is returning to Magna.
Add to this the 17 MPs previously announced as not running, as well as the following additional 4 MPs announced in this week's Hill Times.
The following is a letter I wrote to Ms. Stronach in response to words she uttered in Parliament regarding technology and patents.
Dear Ms. Stronach,
I am a member of your constituency and an Ontario licensed Professional Engineer. I am currently working at developing new high technology products. Your following words from Hansard on October 25 were recently brought to my attention.
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Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.
Newmarket–Aurora / Newmarket–Aurora
MP: Belinda Stronach (Parliamentary Internet)
Previously a member of Conservative shadow cabinet for International Trade
The following letter was sent in e-mail to Belinda Stronach.
I wanted to send a quick note to congratulate you on your decision to cross the floor, accept the position as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and help avoid an early election. Whatever the slinging between the various parties in the house, I am yet another person that doesn't believe an early election would help.
Unfortunately not having an election might mean that the copyright-related legislation that the Liberal government has been moving towards will be tabled sooner. This proposed legislation tries to put the Internet genie back in the bottle using protectionist policy in favor of legacy old-media companies against new-market/new-media competition. These are policy proposals from the USA, laundered through WIPO, where these policies are highly controversial within the USA and worldwide.
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