Archive for August 24th, 2012

Why I’m Running for a Place on the CIRA Board

Earlier this year, I wrote a column and post about proposed governance changes to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority in which I expressed concern that the plans would remove the ability for CIRA members to nominate their own candidates to the board. The Board decided to hold off on the […]

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August 24, 2012 24 comments News

Conservative Chair of International Trade Committee: TPP is Doha-Lite

Rob Merrifield, a Conservative MP and Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade, has expressed doubts about the Trans Pacific Partnership.  Merrifield told iPolitics (sub req) that Canada was unlikely to join the negotiations before the end of the year and likened to talks to the failed WTO Doha […]

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August 24, 2012 3 comments Must Reads

NDP Calls for Removal of Patent Provisions from CETA

The NDP has called on the government to remove the patent reform provisions from the Canada – EU Trade Agreement, noting the provisions could add billions in additional health care costs. Earlier this month, I wrote about the concerns with the CETA patent provisions.

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Privacy Commissioner of Canada Launches Online Complaint Form

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched a new online complaint form that will allow Canadians to file privacy complaints via the Internet.

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August 24, 2012 3 comments Must Reads