Archive for March, 2007

Competition Policy and IP

While response to last week's federal budget unsurprisingly focused on new spending, it also included a commitment to create an expert independent panel to conduct a review of Canadian competition policy.  Given that the Minister of Industry envisions a broad mandate to "review anything under the federal umbrella that affects […]

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March 28, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Telecom Reform and Consumer Prices

The Globe and Mail on why telecom deregulation may actually result in higher, not lower pricing.  As Ivey School of Business professor Guy Holburn notes "It's a fairly concentrated industry.  It's just not obvious rates are going to go down."

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March 28, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

IDRC Digital Library To Launch in April

Heather Morrison reports that the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian federally-funded research centre that supports exceptionally important work in the developing world, will launch its institutional repository on April 24, featuring thousands of open access documents.

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March 27, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Liberals Try To Resuscitate Big Brother Plan for the Internet

My weekly Law Bytes column (Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) covers the Liberals' introduction of C-416, the return of lawful access legislation.  I note that while  the bill is unlikely to pass – opposition private members bills rarely become law and the current Parliamentary session is likely to end before […]

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March 27, 2007 1 comment Columns

Liberals Try To Resuscitate Big Brother Plan for the Internet

Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on March 27, 2007 as Liberals Try to Resuscitate Big Brother Plan for the Internet As Canada's political parties gear up for a possible spring election, political commentators have noted a surprising role reversal, with the Conservatives launching a series of new spending initiatives in […]

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March 27, 2007 1 comment Columns Archive