Michael Geist reports that, "coming out of last night's election, 34 candidates who supported the copyright pledge during the campaign were elected - 11 Liberals and 23 New Democrats".
I will be trying to do a weekly review of mentions in the Canadian parliament of issues that are (or should be) of interest to our community. If one of the MPs in the related discussions is your MP, please write them a letter about the issue.
The House stands adjourned until Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10 a.m.
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Julie Federman posted a message to the Digital Copyright Forum to let us know that she gave the petitions she had collected so far to Carolyn Bennett.
I wrote the following letter in the Contact Me form on Carolyn Bennett's website.
I was reading your BLOG from April 15. As someone who is not excited by the Gomery inquiry, and does not believe that this will be worthy of an election regardless of which way it goes, I suspect my views may be of interest. I read the 2003 Auditor General's report where chapter 3 was the sponsorship program, and as an Internet consultant felt that chapter 1 (Government on-line) represented a far larger problem.
The riding of St. Paul's is where Julie Federman lives. It may seem unusual for me to be blogging about a single person, but this person is responsible for over a quarter of the signatures received so far for our Petition for Users' Rights. Julie was also able to get a response from her MP, Hon. Carolyn Bennett, indicating that she would be willing to present these petitions to parliament.
Julie attended the Sound Bytes/Sound Rights conference and introduced herself to many influential people in this area of policy, including Sarmite Bulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Heritage.
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