Sudbury

Bill C-11 house debate day 5

On November 24, 2011 we had the fifth time when the House of Commons debated Bill C-11 (at Second Reading).

The debate ended with the speaker asking if the house is ready to vote on the amendment. This vote was deferred until Monday at the end of government orders.

I believe the amendment is the one brought by Hon. Geoff Regan (Halifax West, Lib.) on the first day of debate which read:

That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “That” and submitting the following:

“this House declines to give second reading to Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, because it fails to:

(a) uphold the rights of consumers to choose how to enjoy the content that they purchase through overly-restrictive digital lock provisions;

(b) include a clear and strict test for “fair dealing” for education purposes; and

(c) provide any transitional funding to help artists adapt to the loss of revenue streams that the Bill would cause.

Given the Conservatives have a majority this amendment will fail the vote, but it is interesting to see what the focus from the Liberals have been.

Day 2 of Bill C-32 debates in the house.

We now have a transcript of the 2'nd day of debates in the house of C-32 (See day 1), with speeches by Liberal Heritage critic Pablo Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier), and NDP member Glen Thibeault (Sudbury), and additional interventions by Liberal Alan Tonks (York South--Weston) and NDP Jim Maloway (Elmwood--Transcona).

The extension of the private copying levy to devices was added to question period by the Conservatives, and was part of an exchange between Mrs. Carole Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, BQ) and Mr. Dean Del Mastro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, CPC) that was part of Adjournment Proceedings.

See: Is the private copying levy a tax? for why I feel both the Conservatives and the opposition parties are dangerously misunderstanding copyright when discussing this topic.

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: Sudbury

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Incumbent information


Sudbury / Sudbury
MP: Hon. Diane Marleau (Parliamentary Internet)
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

Election 2004: Sudbury

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