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November 25, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» New parliamentary caucus to focus on arts

CBC reports that there is a parliamentary caucus that focuses on the arts. The only MP of the "about 40 MPs and senators from all four parties have expressed interest in joining the new group" mentioned is Paul Dewar (Ottawa Center). Anyone have a list of other members?

I think this is good news. MPs focusing on the "Arts" and hopefully a full spectrum of ideas on how to help artists is far better than an IP and Anti-Counterfeiting Caucus which falsely presumes a solution without having a clue about the question.

Update: An email from Paul Dewar indicates that Denise Savoie (Victoria) is the new chair.

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October 15, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» The New Copyright MPs

Michael Geist reports that, "coming out of last night's election, 34 candidates who supported the copyright pledge during the campaign were elected - 11 Liberals and 23 New Democrats".

September 26, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Tories skip all-party meeting on arts and culture

An Xtra article by Dale Smith and CBC news wrote about a town hall hosted by Vote Culture at the University of Ottawa on Sep 24.

If the Conservative Party is proud of their divisive diversion of money from Arts to Sport, why are they not speaking about it more often? Has anyone seen this mentioned as part of their platform?