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Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul / Kildonan - St. Paul (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)
Please keep those letters going. This weekend is a great time to send letters so that MPs are well aware of the interest when the bill is tabled -- possibly on Monday.
The Globe and Mail has an interesting article by Campbell Clark speculating about the upcoming cabinet shuffle. The article talks about the female cabinet positions, and whether the PM will promote other women to replace Heritage Minister Bev Oda, viewed by many Tories as a weak communicator, and Revenue Minister, Carol Skelton, who has announced she will not run for re-election.
Will backbenchers Diane Ablonczy, Joy Smith or Lynne Yelich be brought into cabinet?
See also: G&M article by Val Ross.
I was watching CPAC yesterday when Conservative MP Joy Smith (Conservative, Kildonan--St. Paul) tabled a private members bill C-427. This is the same type of bill that has been tabled many times by various MPs of various parties. Chris Axworthy (NDP, Saskatoon--Clark's Crossing) tabled Bill C-396 in 1997 and Peter Stoffer (NDP, Sackville - Eastern Shore) introduced Bill C-234 in 2002, Bill C-254 in 2004 and Bill C-214 in 2006
Dear Joy Smith, M.P.
First I would like to wish you a Happy World Teacher Day. Even though my wife is a highschool teacher, I managed to forget until I heard an M.P. making a statement on this during question period.
In the last parliament you were very involved in copyright as it related to the educational community. I was told by James Rajotte, M.P., that "copyright legislation will likely be addressed in the House of Commons during this session". <http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/2706>
Here are the preliminary results for the ridings we were watching closely. There are some very positive outcomes for us, especially in the two top ridings we were watching. This is hopefully an indication of a positive future for creators and users of "works of the mind".
General results from the Library of Parliament.
The following ridings are considered to be of special interest to our community.
The following two letters were sent out to educators on Monday November 14. Routine business went forward, and the petitions were tabled as quoted from Hansard below.
I will be tabling the petitions I have regarding the educational amendment today in the House. We do need to reword some of the petitions for further use, but the ones we have will be tabled today.
The business of the House is being held up by the Bloc's motion.
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