Winnipeg North

Parliamentary week in review: Oct 29-Nov2

I will be trying to do a weekly review of mentions in the Canadian parliament of issues that are (or should be) of interest to our community. If one of the MPs in the related discussions is your MP, please write them a letter about the issue.

The House stands adjourned until Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10 a.m.

Looking at some specific results

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.


Parkdale--High Park
Peggy Nash wins the election, unseating Hollywood's member of parliament, Sarmite Sam Bulte.

Timmins--James Bay
Independent writer, broadcaster and musician Charlie Angus retains his seat. This is an important win for Canadian independent creators.

Durham
Bev Oda, possibly the new Minister of Heritage.

Jeanne-Le Ber
Liza Frulla, past Heritage Minister, looses her seat.

Canada Votes 2006: Ridings of Interest

The following ridings are considered to be of special interest to our community.


Parkdale--High Park
Close race between Peggy Nash and Sarmite Sam Bulte. Ms. Bulte is a close friend of the incumbent foreign intermediaries, and possibility to become the next Heritage Minister if the Liberals form the government. She is seen by our community as one of the greatest threats to Canadian creativity, especially independents and creators using alternative methods of production, distribution and funding. Anyone with ties to this riding should do what they can to support Ms. Nash and ensure that Ms. Bulte does not win her seat.

Timmins--James Bay
Riding of independent writer, broadcaster and musician Charlie Angus. He was also the NDP Heritage critic. It is important that this independent creator, who understands the competitive issues in Copyright, is in the next parliament. He was sent signatures to the Petition for Users Rights which he offered to table for us, but this did not happen before the election was called.

Election 2006: Winnipeg North

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

Incumbent information


Winnipeg North / Winnipeg-Nord
MP: Judy Wasylycia-Leis(Parliamentary Internet)

Met Judy Wasylycia-Leis (MP for Winnipeg North) at OpenCity 2005

I met Judy Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) on Wednesday, August 17. This was the launch evening of OpenCity 2005, and I was one of two speakers (then a Jazz Band) at the Town Hall on the Future of Copyright.

Early in the evening I gave my presentation Policy Laundering + Petition for Users' Rights! where I spoke of the true origins of Bill C-60 and one citizen-based response to it.

Later in the evening I met with Ms. Wasylycia-Leis for a short time and chatted (the jazz music was loud so it wasn't long). I gave her a copy of Lessig

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