Ottawa - Vanier

Raphaël Thierrin (Ottawa - Vanier, Green party)

Thanks for this Russell. I won't have the time to fully understand the issues, but what I've read quickly has opened my mind to a different way of thinking around copy right issues. The metaphor about banks not representing the interest of bank account holders certainly hit the right note.

Best,
Raphaël Thierrin

Ottawa-Vanier all candidates meeting

Ottawa-Vanier all-candidates debate

When: Thursday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.

Where: University Centre Agora, University of Ottawa campus

Who: this event is organized by Vote étudiant 2006 Student Vote

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: Ottawa--Vanier

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

Incumbent information


Ottawa–Vanier / Ottawa–Vanier
MP: Hon. Mauril Bélanger (Parliamentary Internet)
Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister responsible for Official Languages, Minister responsible for Democratic Reform and Associate Minister of National Defence

Letter to Hon. Mauril Bélanger: Citizens need help with Democratic Deficit problem.

The following letter was sent to Mauril Bélanger, Minister responsible for democratic reform.

Dear Mr. Bélanger,

I am a citizen actively trying to engage other Canadians in politics. I want to make you aware of a barrier I have found that you might be able to help with.

Bill C-60 to be referred to a legislative committee, not Heritage or Industry

I received the following reply to a letter I sent to Hon. Tony Valeri, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Dear Mr. McOrmond:

On behalf of the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Tony Valeri, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your correspondence dated July 27th, 2005, concerning the study and implementation of Bill C-60, An Act to amend the Copyright Act.

As you are aware, Bill C-60 was introduced and read for the first time in the House of Commons on June 20th, 2005 by the Honourable Liza Frulla, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women. As you may be aware, given the complexity and the magnitude of this issue, we intend to refer the bill to a legislative committee, rather than to the Heritage or Industry committees.

Two reply letters to: high cost and minimal benefit to current Government Copyright proposals

I received two reply letters so far to the letter I sent on on April 12, 2005. One from Honourable Mauril Bélanger (Ottawa-Vanier), and one from Johanne Légaré on behalf of Honourable Reg Algock. In both cases they forwarded this critique of the comments of the Heritage Minister to the attention of the Minister.

Letter sent to MPs: high cost and minimal benefit to current Government Copyright proposals

The following cover letter was used in packages sent to a few key MPs.


  • David McGuinty, my MP
  • Hon. Mauril Bélanger, who was previously my MP when I lived in Sandy Hill
  • Hon. Reg Alcock, who I have had many conversations about FLOSS
  • Hon. David Emerson, Minister of Industry, as I believe it would be better for creativity and innovation if Industry Canada took over copyright policy from Heritage

Candidates debates on Rogers 22 (Ottawa region)

These are pre-taped election debates. I was told about the one for Ottawa South which was taped on June 13 and will air at 9:00pm on the 24th and at 4:00pm on the 26th.

Election Debate Schedule (Ottawa)
http://www.rogerstelevision.tv/option.asp?lid=16&rid=4&tid=7842

GOSLING / Great Glebe Garage Sale

Getting Open Source Logic INto Governments (GOSLING)

Just a reminder that each Friday at 16:30 is the Ottawa GOSLING gaggle in the byward market. Details are at http://www.goslingcommunity.org/forum.shtml . This is an appropriate place to gather to discuss strategies for those in the Ottawa region who want to help with this campaign.

Great Glebe Garage Sale

Saturday May 29 is the [Great Glebe Garage Sale | http://www.theglebeonline.com/gca/garagesale/]. I may be able to set up a table with our [Petition for Users' Rights | http://www.digital-copyright.ca/petition/] some place near the [Peace and Environment Resource Center | http://www.perc.ca/contacts/].

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