Saint Boniface

Election 2008: Past members of Industry committee


  • James Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc, Conservative, chair) re-elected
  • Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, Bloc, co-chair) re-elected
  • Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Liberal, co-chair) re-elected
  • André Arthur (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier, Independent) re-elected
  • Scott Brison (Kings—Hants, Liberal) re-elected
  • Colin Carrie (Oshawa, Conservative) re-elected
  • Mark Eyking (Sydney—Victoria, Liberal) re-elected
  • Peggy Nash (Parkdale—High Park, NDP) lost to Liberal Gerard Kennedy
  • Raymond Simard (Saint Boniface, Liberal) lost to Conservative James Bezan
  • Bruce Stanton (Simcoe North, Conservative) re-elected
  • Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex, Conservative) re-elected
  • Robert Vincent (Shefford, Bloc) re-elected

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.

Mathieu Allard: Free software advocate in Canadian election

Missing from our election coverage was two articles on Mathieu Allard who is a FLOSS advocate who ran for the New Democratic Party in the Manitoba riding of Saint Boniface in the recent federal election.

Unfair promotion of vendor products by the CRTC

Mathieu Allard, Saint Boniface constituent and NDP candidate in recent election, wrote the following to the Heritage Minister and his MP. I have also written about this important issue, and hope others will write letters to their elected representatives.


The Honourable Beverley J. Oda
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women

CC The Honourable Raymond Simard

Dear Minister,

I am bringing this issue to your attention as the CRTC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

On page : http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/help.htm

Questions to Saint Boniface candidates: Open Source, technology law issues

I sent the following to the candidates in St. Boniface:

An article in ITBusiness.ca indicates that "New Democratic Party’s St. Boniface candidate, Mathieu Allard, is a self-described open source candidate"

I am the host of http://digital-copyright.ca, and we focus on technology law issues. I am also co-coordinator of Getting Open Source Logic INto Government http://goslingcommunity.org.

While our focus during this election has been on the Bulte scandal in Parkdale High Park, we do have a "Ridings of Interest" page where we are featuring specific candidates/ridings where our issues are in the debate.

Election 2006: Saint Boniface

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

Incumbent information


Saint Boniface / Saint-Boniface
MP: Hon. Raymond Simard (Parliamentary Internet)

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