Copyright Pledge Continues to Grow With 30 More Liberal and NDP Supporters

With the election just a few days away, interest in the copyright pledge continues to grow with 30 more Liberal and NDP candidates on board.  This latest update includes prominent MPs such as the Liberal's Marlene Jennings and the NDP's Paul Dewer.  Earlier supporters can be found here, here, and here.  There are still no Conservative supporters.  The newest additions include:

  • Marlene Jennings, Liberal MP, NDG-Lachine, QC
  • Bonnie Brown, Liberal MP, Oakville, ON
  • Sue Barnes, Liberal MP, London West, ON
  • Bonnie Crombie, Liberal candidate, Mississauga Streetsville, ON
  • Greg Nyholt, Liberal candidate, Battlefords-Lloydminster, SK
  • Drew Adamick, Liberal candidate, Cariboo–Prince George, BC
  • Dan Olson, Liberal candidate, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, BC
  • Nathalie Goguen, Liberal candidate, Sherbrooke, QC
  • Alexandra Mendes, Liberal candidate, Brossard – La Prarie, QC
  • David Remington, Liberal candidate, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox, ON
  • Robert Friesen, Liberal candidate, Charleswood – St. James – Assiniboia, MB
  • Rebecca Finch, Liberal candidate, Dufferin-Caledon, ON
  • Alex Atamanenko, New Democrat MP, BC Southern Interior, BC
  • Paul Dewer, New Democrat MP, Ottawa Centre, ON
  • Chris Charlton, New Democrat MP, Hamilton Mountain, ON
  • Fred Kress, New Democrat candidate, Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, SK
  • Sania Khan, New Democrat candidate, Scarborough–Guildwood, ON
  • David Laird, New Democrat candidate, Burlington, ON
  • Mike Bocking, New Democrat candidate, Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge–Mission, BC
  • Don Davies, New Democrat candidate, Vancouver Kingsway, BC
  • Marlene Rivier, New Democrat candidate, Ottawa West-Nepean, ON
  • Megan Leslie, New Democrat candidate, Halifax, NS
  • John Bouché, New Democrat candidate, Brandon-Souris, MB
  • Mark Sandilands, New Democrat candidate, Lethbridge, AB
  • Patricia Cordner, New Democrat candidate, Selkirk-Interlake, MB
  • Matt Schaubroeck, New Democrat candidate, Saint Boniface, MB
  • Katy Austin, New Democrat candidate, Simcoe Grey, ON
  • Jack Harris, New Democrat candidate, St. John's East, NF
  • Betty Bekkering, New Democrat candidate, Prince George – Peace River, BC
  • Jesse Travis, New Democrat candidate, Fredericton, NB

A complete list will be posted on the weekend.


  1. Pledge and Conservatives
    For all the positioning that all the parties do I find it interesting that if one just steps back and reads the pledge and then looks at the list, there is not a single Conservative. That action (or lack of action) speaks volumes about the party in general, independent of anything they might profess.

  2. Where is Andrew Kania?
    He is the Lib candidate for Bram West.

  3. Marlene Jennings
    Reminder from this very site: [ link ]

  4. James Phillips says:

    Net neutrality
    The green party also mentions net neutrality in their platform.

    From the NDP platform, page 36:
    Implement “net neutrality” to protect everyday Canadians’ right to freely access the internet content of their choice at a flat rate and with clear and transparent rules. We will end price gouging and “net throttling”, preventing a two-tiered internet in Canada.

    Seems to conflict with this pledge on page 31:
    “Implement new legislation to require all Canadian Internet Service Providers to prevent the publication or proliferation of child sexual abuse content on the Internet.”
    Am I to interpret that as: “Net neutrality, so long as you are not confused/associated with child p**n?”

    I find the Green party platform more self-consistent in that regard:
    Page 117 of full platform (119 pdf):
    Pass legislation granting the Internet in Canada the status of Common Carrier –
    prohibiting Internet Service Providers from discriminating due to content while
    freeing them from liability for content transmitted through their systems.

    With regard to the child exploitation issue (page 85, 87 pdf):
    Dedicate resources to computer crimes specialists combating the online sexual
    exploitation of children through child pornography and Internet luring. It is
    important that the RCMP is provided with the necessary resources and tools to
    tackle this problem on a national scale.

    Having the RCMP, rather than the ISP’s in charge of policing makes more sense to me.