New Westminster - Coquitlam

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.

November 9, 2009, By-election results

The New MPs are:
  • New Westminster--Coquitlam: Fin Donnelly of the NDP with 49.6% of the vote and 29.9% voter turnout.
  • Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup: Bernard Généreux of the Conservative party with 42.7% of the vote and 36.6% voter turnout.
  • Hochelaga: Daniel Paillé of the Bloc Québécois with 51.2% of the vote and 22.3% voter turnout.
  • Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley: Scott Armstrong of the Conservative party with 45.8 45.8% of the vote and 35.7% voter turnout.

all-candidates meeting

New Westminster Chamber of Commerce has an all-candidates meeting at the Burr Theatre, 6:30pm - 8:30 pm Monday 16th January.

Election 2006: New Westminster--Coquitlam

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

Incumbent information

New Westminster–Coquitlam / New Westminster–Coquitlam
MP: Paul Forseth (Parliamentary Internet)

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