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Ms. Hedy Fry (MP, Canada) speaks October 4, 2014 (photo courtesy of the Swiss Parliament/Fabio Chironi) by OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Why the Government Was Right to Swiftly Ditch the Ill-Advised Internet Tax

Politicians are sometimes said to struggle with “developing policy at Internet speed,” but Thursday the government gave new meaning to the words. My Globe and Mail op-ed notes that as Liberal MPs were presenting the much-anticipated Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage report on media that included a recommendation for a 5-per-cent tax on broadband access, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly were assuring Canadians that the government had no intention of accepting the committee’s proposal.

Ms. Joly left the door open to an Internet tax last year through her national consultation on Canadian content in a digital world, steadfastly refusing to take a firm position on the issue. The committee report effectively ended the debate as the immediate criticism of the ill-advised policy measure means that an Internet tax has about as much future as a dial-up modem.

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June 16, 2017 3 comments Columns

Fry Private Member’s Bill Targets Cyberbullying

The CBC reports that Liberal MP Hedy Fry has introduced a Private Member's bill targeted cyberbullying.  Bill C-355 is accessible here.

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April 3, 2009 7 comments Must Reads

Liberals Name Shadow Cabinet

The Liberals have named their shadow cabinet for the upcoming parliamentary session.  Gerard Kennedy (who supported the copyright pledge) will be the Industry critic.  Hedy Fry, who conducted roundtables on copyright over the summer, takes over as Canadian Heritage critic.

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November 14, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Stephen Fry on GNU’s 25th Birthday

British writer and comedian Stephen Fry helps celebrate the 25th birthday of GNU.

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September 2, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Fry on C-61

Liberal MP Hedy Fry, who has conducted several copyright reform roundtables in B.C. and Alberta, discusses the bill in this interview.  Fry says the question is whether the bill can be fixed or should be opposed outright.

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August 7, 2008 1 comment Must Reads