Winnipeg South

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Winnipeg South / Winnipeg-Sud
MP: Hon. Reg Alcock (Parliamentary Internet)
President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

I want Cabinet to stand up for Canada, not "broadcasting"

The following letter was sent to a number of key MPs, as well as to the editor of the Hill Times. It was published under "Newsmakers" in the October 14, 2005 issue of Canadian New Media.

ACTRA, CIRPA, SOCAN and the "Friends of Canadian Broadcasting" have taken out a full page advertisement in the September 5 issue of the Hill Times promoting government intervention into a recent CRTC decision on satellite radio.

I was pleased that the CRTC decision recognized that subscription satellite radio is not the same as broadcast radio. I support a full spectrum of production, distribution and funding models for creativity, and believe that the greatest threat to Canadian creativity comes from those who wish to impose past models onto all creativity.

Two reply letters to: high cost and minimal benefit to current Government Copyright proposals

I received two reply letters so far to the letter I sent on on April 12, 2005. One from Honourable Mauril Bélanger (Ottawa-Vanier), and one from Johanne Légaré on behalf of Honourable Reg Algock. In both cases they forwarded this critique of the comments of the Heritage Minister to the attention of the Minister.

Letter sent to MPs: high cost and minimal benefit to current Government Copyright proposals

The following cover letter was used in packages sent to a few key MPs.


  • David McGuinty, my MP
  • Hon. Mauril Bélanger, who was previously my MP when I lived in Sandy Hill
  • Hon. Reg Alcock, who I have had many conversations about FLOSS
  • Hon. David Emerson, Minister of Industry, as I believe it would be better for creativity and innovation if Industry Canada took over copyright policy from Heritage

Treasury Board President responds to BC RE: Privacy and the USA Patriot Act

Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board issued the following statement
today
in response to the report issued by the Information and Privacy
Commissioner for British Columbia on Privacy and the USA Patriot Act.

Copy of "free culture" given to Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board

This afternoon I dropped off a copy of "free culture" by Lawrence Lessig with Jeff Legault (Special Assistant - West & North, Office of the President of the Treasury Board). He will then be able to give this to Reg Alcock when he is next at the Ottawa Office.

Reg Alcock: an "Open Source" Candidate?

While I live in Ottawa South, I have had the opportunity to meet with Reg Alcock a number of times in recent years. I first met Mr. Alcock to discuss Open Source in October 2002, having been told that he was the most Open Source aware member of parliament.

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