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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.

Don Cherry and Lobbying Rhetoric

An article by Praesto Presto discusses an event hosted by Edmonton Conservative Member of Parliament James Rajotte which Winnipeg NDP member Pat Martin suggested was unethical or possibly even illegal lobbying.

Election 2006: Winnipeg Centre

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

Incumbent information

Winnipeg Centre / Winnipeg-Centre
MP: Pat Martin (Parliamentary Internet)

Reply from Member's Assistant to Pat Martin (meeting during my Winnipeg visit)

I received the following letter in reply to my invitation to meet during my Winnipeg visit: OpenCity 2005, the festival of participatory culture:


Thank you for inviting Pat to meet with you, regrettably he will not be able to do so at this time. Please feel free to contact Charlie Angus, MP, the NDP Critic for Bill C-60 with your presentation notes or any materials that you think would be helpful to him in helping to form NDP policy on the issue of copyright protection and open source software.


Jeremy Read

University of Winnipeg initiatives...

Mark Leggott of the University of Winnipeg wrote about some initiatives he had brought forward at the University.

* made the petition available at the Reference Desk in our Library and I have sent a message to all faculty and staff encouraging them to come and sign it.
* sent a message to our Student Union president asking that they arrange a similar activity.
* sent a message to our President (Lloyd Axworthy)
* help develope response via local library association

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