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Process Failure: Why the Copyright Review Was Right To Ignore the Canadian Heritage Committee Study, Part One

The release of the much-anticipated copyright review report from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has sparked a range of reactions. From UNEQ’s “the committee despises creators” to Canadian Music Publishers Association’s “disappointing“, some groups would clearly prefer that the government pay attention to the one-sided Canadian Heritage study instead. In fact, the report makes it clear that the committee did not read the Heritage study, as the committee thanked its colleagues and noted that it “looks forward to consulting their report.”

That approach angered Heritage committee member Pierre Nantel, who moved a motion that the committee “express its dismay” that its report was ignored. At this stage, it does not appear that the committee will consider Nantel’s motion as no further meetings are planned before the House of Commons breaks for the summer and then dissolves with the fall election.

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June 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled News

Liberals Unveil New Shadow Cabinet

Two months after naming their last shadow cabinet, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff today unveiled a revised (and slimmed down) shadow cabinet.  The opposition critics in the two areas with the strongest link to technology issues have changed – the new Liberal opposition critic for Industry, Science and Technology is Mark […]

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January 22, 2009 1 comment News

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 News

Government Appoints Parliamentary Secretaries

The Government on Friday appointed new parliamentary secretaries for both Industry and Canadian Heritage.  Mike Lake, an Alberta MP from Edmonton, is the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, and Dean Del Mastro, a Peterborough, Ontario MP is the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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November 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

The Cabinet Shuffle

As expected, the Conservative government shuffled its cabinet this afternoon with major changes to several of the Ministries that figure prominently in digital issues.  Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda has been replaced by Josée Verner, Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has moved to Foreign Affairs, with Jim Prentice taking over the Industry file.  What does this mean for copyright, telecommunications, and other digital issues?

It is tempting to say very little – the Prime Minister is viewed as having a hand in all key policy issues and given the likely controversy surrounding copyright reform, telecommunications issues such as the spectrum auction, and lawful access, PM Harper will have much to say about the final policy no matter who serves as Minister.

That said, individual Ministers clearly place their own stamp on particular issues.  

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August 14, 2007 1 comment News