The following was sent to the leaders of all 15 registered parties, and the candidates in my riding of Ottawa South.
I strongly agree with Michael Geist when he says that the party leaders should take a Copyright Pledge. It would hold that:
No Member of Parliament who has accepted financial contributions or other benefits from (i) a copyright lobby group, (ii) its corporate members, or (iii) senior executives as well as (iv) a copyright collective shall serve as Minister of Canadian Heritage or as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, nor sit on any legislative committee (parliamentary or standing committees) conducting hearings or deliberations on copyright matters.
Pledge comes from Cleaning Up Copyright, by Michael Geist.
Update: Online Rights Canada has an online petition for all Canadians to sign onto to ask politicians to take the pledge.