Archive for May, 2007

Liberals Join Criticism of Oda

While the NDP has leading the criticism of Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda, the Liberals jumped in over the weekend with the focus on support for major Quebec cultural events. Update: All parties joined in the criticism today with both the Bloc and NDP blistering Oda over the failure to […]

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May 28, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Science and Tech Strategy a Missed Opportunity

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 28, 2007 as Science and Tech Strategy a Missed Opportunity Earlier this month, Canada's top government leaders, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Industry Minister Maxime Bernier, and Finance Minister Jim Flahery unveiled the government's new science and technology strategy.  Mobilizing Science and Technology […]

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May 28, 2007 3 comments Columns Archive

Another Facebook Ban

Stephen Taylor and David Akin report that the Conservatives have banned Facebook for ministerial exempt staff.

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May 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Will The Next Copyright Bill Pass Constitutional Scrutiny?

My colleague Jeremy deBeer has been the leading voice questioning whether anti-circumvention legislation – the legal protection for DRM that is often described as "para-copyright" – is constitutional, given that the potential rules arguably involve property rights (which falls under provincial jurisdiction) far more than traditional copyright (a federal matter).  […]

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May 24, 2007 4 comments News

Canada Labeled a “Pedophile Haven”

Fresh off unsubstantiated claims that Canada is a piracy haven, the media is now reporting that Canada is also a "pedophile haven."  At least two groups are quoted in a CTV article claiming that Canada has lax laws and should require Internet service providers to take stronger action against pedophile […]

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May 24, 2007 11 comments News