Wikileaks released 1,800 cables on Canada on April 28. There are many focused on the US pressure on copyright and Michael Geist has published several posts based on those cables.
- Wikileaks Cables Show Massive U.S. Effort to Establish Canadian DMCA (main summary post)
- Wikileaks Cable Confirms Public Pressure Forced Delay of Canadian Copyright Bill in 2008
Wikileaks on CRIA and the U.S. Government: How They Combine to Lobby on Canadian Copyright
- Wikileaks Cable: CMPDA Supports Notice-and-Notice System
- Wikileaks Cable: What Makes for Good Canadian Heritage Minister
- A Wikileaks Cable to Call My Own
Drew Wilson reported on the cables, discussing some of the political impacts of the US influence as well as other Canadians who are speaking up.
It makes for an interesting read for those who consider technology law to be a factor in who they may vote for in the election. While there is suggestions generally that the Conservatives were happy to offer what the US interest groups were asking, there is also talk of an "influential Liberal MP" who I suspect is Dan McTeague.