Post Tagged with: "conservatives"

Conservatives Rerun New Year Card Issue

Fresh off the controversy involving Jewish New Year cards, yesterday I received an email from a reader angry over having received a Chinese New Year card from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  The same privacy issues again come to the fore – the person is not Chinese and is upset that […]

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March 7, 2008 3 comments Must Reads

Liberals Argue Prentice Should Step Aside on Copyright

The Liberals argued during Question Period today that Industry Minister Jim Prentice should step aside on the copyright file in light of Conservative Party infringement issue.  House Leader Peter Van Loan responded that the issue has been settled.

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February 27, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Georgia Straight on Copyright Reform

"The Conservative government, it seems, just wants the bill tabled, and will deal with the consequences afterward. I wonder if they’re ready to lose a federal election. That’s one hell of a consequence."  Read the full article.

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January 31, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Conservatives for Fair Use?

The Canadian Press reports that there is speculation that the latest round of Conservative attack ads may violate someone's copyright.  The ads, which show brief clips from a Liberal debate last year, apparently were filmed by a consortium of broadcasters who say that they did not provide the Conservatives with […]

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January 30, 2007 3 comments News

What Might Conservative Copyright Look Like?

With the House of Commons back in session this week, I have an op-ed in this week's Hill Times that focuses on how a Conservative government intent on adopting a market-oriented policy approach might treat copyright reform.  The column notes that there is the potential that history may repeat itself […]

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April 2, 2006 1 comment Columns