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The Politics of Culture

The Toronto Star's Martin Knelman provides a good analysis of the thinking behind the promotion of Josée Verner to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, focusing on the celebrations in Quebec City in 2008 marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain.

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August 15, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Cabinet Shuffle

As expected, the Conservative government shuffled its cabinet this afternoon with major changes to several of the Ministries that figure prominently in digital issues.  Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda has been replaced by Josée Verner, Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has moved to Foreign Affairs, with Jim Prentice taking over the Industry file.  What does this mean for copyright, telecommunications, and other digital issues?

It is tempting to say very little – the Prime Minister is viewed as having a hand in all key policy issues and given the likely controversy surrounding copyright reform, telecommunications issues such as the spectrum auction, and lawful access, PM Harper will have much to say about the final policy no matter who serves as Minister.

That said, individual Ministers clearly place their own stamp on particular issues.  

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August 14, 2007 1 comment News

Two Perspectives on Bev Oda

With Bev Oda likely on the way out as Canadian Heritage Minister in a cabinet shuffle next week, the Globe and Toronto Star offer strikingly different perspectives on her performance.

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August 10, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Oda to be Shuffled Out of Heritage?

CTV reports that Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda will be shuffled out of the portfolio in a forthcoming cabinet shuffle.  James Moore and Jason Kenney are rumoured replacements.

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August 5, 2007 5 comments Must Reads

Canadian Heritage Copyright Collective Study Released

The Canadian Heritage sponsored study on copyright collectives by C. Craig Parks has been publicly released.  I blogged about an earlier version here.

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August 2, 2007 1 comment Must Reads