British Columbia Southern Interior

Riding Information: British Columbia Southern Interior

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Member of Parliament for British Columbia Southern Interior / Colombie-Britannique-Southern Interior (Via Parl.gc.ca)

Name: Alex Atamanenko (Via Parl.gc.ca)
e-Mail: <alex.atamanenko@parl.gc.ca>
Party: New Democratic Party

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.

Patent sought on 'synthetic life' / Terminator seed ban in Canada?

There is an article on the BBC website talking about a corporate scientist wanting to get a broad patent on the method they plan to use to create 'synthetic life'. The article pointed at the Ottawa-based ETC Group, so I contacted them as well.

This is one of those areas where my work in the technology law areas of PCT and my other interests intersect.

Election 2006: Southern Interior

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Incumbent information


Southern Interior / Southern Interior
MP: Jim Gouk (Parliamentary Internet)

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