Geist on Bulte scandal: Tipping Point / Campaign Contributions

Michael Geist wrote two recent BLOG entries talking about the Bulte campaign scandal and her willingness to be bought by the foreign content/media intermediaries.

If the amount of blog discussion and private email that I am receiving is any indication, the story about the Sarmite Bulte fundraiser hosted by the leaders of CRIA et al is at a tipping point with the potential to crack into the mainstream political press. There is coverage today from Jack Kapica at the Globeandmail.com, Pierre Bourque has placed the story on his front page, and I reference it again in my Toronto Star column. I suspect the catalyst was a boingboing posting over the weekend that has generated blog comments here, here, here, here, here, and here.
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Copyright is a critical issue to millions of Canadians and the Bulte fundraiser sends an awful message about how the government views the concerns of those people. The Conservatives have made accountability their number one issue and it seems to me that the Bulte fundraiser plays right into their hands.

Update: Prominent coverage from Bourque has generated yet further commentary on the Bulte issue.  For more blog comments, see here, here, here, here, here, and here.