2010-06-11: I sent a letter this afternoon to my Member of Provincial parliament for Ottawa South, who happens to be Premier Dalton McGuinty. I copied it to my federal MP, as well as to Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, and Tim Hudak, Leader of the Ontario PC Party.
Update 2010-07-29: I have sent an additional letter to Mr. McGuinty.
Thank you for your letter of July 27, 2010, in response to the letter I sent on June 11, 20101. I hope that you will reconsider the response, which was to say that it would be inappropriate for you to comment on a federal piece of legislation.
I forgot to include a link to the FAQ on why I disagree with what CMEC has been asking for.
Please take this letter, and send similar ones to your MPP/MLA's and other provincial representatives. I believe that the worst aspects of Bill C-32 are tied to the same issues that cause there to be constitutionality questions : issues which have little to do with traditional copyright concepts, are widely misunderstood, and actually implicate issues surrounding e-commerce, contract or property law.
I believe it is especially important to contact members of the National Assembly of Quebec, and hopefully through them the Bloc. If the Bloc recognise this issue, they might join in ensuring that federal Copyright law is not tainted by these outside issues.