Post Tagged with: "fundraising"

Oda To Face Tough Questions

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda will face hours of questioning this evening, with the Liberals claiming that they will ask some tough questions, including discussion of campaign donations. Update: Full transcript here.  No questions about copyright. Some discussion about expenses at the Juno awards and the lack of timely disclosure. 

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May 16, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Oda Claims Clerical Error Behind Fundraising Controversy

The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda now says that her riding association submitted an inaccurate report to Elections Canada.  Oda blamed a clerical error for the fact that the report did not indicate that contributions from broadcast executives were returned after a fundraiser was cancelled […]

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May 7, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Backing Bev

A couple of weeks I blogged about Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda's fundraising during the last federal election.  Days before the vote, as the Conservative momentum made her a likely Cabinet minister, Oda accepted contributions  from many in the copyright lobby including Universal Music (tied for her third largest external […]

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June 28, 2006 7 comments News

Tone Deaf

The Sam Bulte fundraiser story has gone mainstream, with press coverage from the Canadian Press and the Toronto Star.  The Canadian Press story focuses on concerns from noted Canadian historian and politican scientist Jack Granatstein, who says the fundraiser is inappropriate, adding that: "I worry when any politician, at any […]

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January 6, 2006 14 comments News