Post Tagged with: "liberal"

Liberals, NDP Both Focus on C-32 Digital Lock Provisions

Reaction from both the Liberals and NDP focus on C-32 digital lock provisions.  Liberal critic Marc Garneau told that the bill seemed to be missing an exception that would allow people to break digital locks if it was for private, non-commercial use.  Meanwhile, the NDP's Charlie Angus argued "the […]

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June 3, 2010 7 comments Must Reads

Wire Report: Libs Ok With Summer Hearings, NDP Express Concerns

The Wire Report reports that Liberal MP Marc Garneau is supportive of the possibility of summer hearings on the copyright bill.  NDP MP Charlie Angus expresses concern about the approach, noting that it might not be good for the bill given the difficulty to draw witnesses and the prospect of […]

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June 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Liberals Promise Broadband For All

The Liberals have promised broadband for all Canadian communities by 2013 with speeds of at least 1.5 megabits.  Industry Minister Tony Clement says the government's plan will be unveiled shortly.

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May 5, 2010 4 comments Must Reads

The Liberal Roundtable on the Digital Economy: My Comments

Liberal Industry critic Marc Garneau and Heritage critic Pablo Rodriguez yesterday hosted a roundtable on the digital economy on Parliament Hill.  The roundtable featured two panels: one on a digital strategy (including representatives from Telus, MTS Allstream, ITAC, Google, and CAIP) and a second on copyright and broadcasting (I participated in this panel along with Barry Sookman and representatives from ACTRA, Rogers, and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada).  Kady O'Malley live blogged the entire event and the Wire Report also provides coverage.  My prepared opening remarks are posted below:

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February 11, 2010 4 comments Committees, News

Garneau on a Canadian Digital Strategy

Liberal Industry critic Marc Garneau has published an op-ed on the need for a Canadian digital strategy.  Garneau calls out the lack of action on connectivity, universal access, net neutrality, and intellectual property reform.

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February 3, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads