Sault Ste. Marie

The 57 Ridings that can Change Election's Outcome

Hill Times journalists Abbas Rana, Simon Doyle and Harris MacLeod have assembled a list of 57 ridings in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, where the parties won or lost by a margin of about five per cent or less in the last federal election. This is a superset of what Michael Geist called the Copyright MPs which won their riding by 10 percent or less in the last election and their riding is home to a university.

Michael Geist: The Copyright MPs

Michael Geist has identified a group of 27 MPs (nine percent of all MPs) who share two key attributes - they won their riding by 10 percent or less in the last election and their riding is home to a university. The combination is important since it is these MPs - not the very safe Jim Prentice - who will face the consequences of the Prentice bill that will harm a generation well versed in digital technologies, social networks, and the Internet.

Election 2006: Sault Ste. Marie

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Incumbent information


Sault Ste. Marie / Sault Ste. Marie
MP: Tony Martin (Parliamentary Internet)

same-sex politics

While this is not a copyright issue, it is an issue that affects many of the members of parliament with more modern positions on copyright reform.

A Macleans article by Joan Bryden discusses how some Catholic MPs are being denied communion by some priests. "By de Valk's calculation, roughly 130 of Canada's 308 MPs are Catholic, including Prime Minister Paul Martin."

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has been centred out, with Windsor-Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin, Sault Ste. Marie MP Tony Martin, Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry, and Toronto Liberal MP Maria Minna also mentioned in the article.

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