Post Tagged with: "question period"

Angus and Prentice Face Off During Question Period

Fresh off his Search Engine interview, Industry Minister Jim Prentice faced more questions during Question Period from NDP MP Charlie Angus. 

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June 19, 2008 6 comments News

UK Prime Minister Launches Online Question Period

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has launched an online question period and promised to respond to video clip questions submitted via his office's YouTube page.

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May 19, 2008 1 comment News

Prentice Faces Questions on Conservative Copyright Infringement

Industry Minister Jim Prentice faced questions yesterday (transcript, video) during Question Period about the allegations of copyright infringement by the Conservative Party.

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February 27, 2008 1 comment News

Questionable Questions

Copyright and movie camcording were both raised yesterday during Question Period in the House of Commons.  While the responses from Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda and Industry Minister Maxime Bernier were about as expected (essentially "we're working on it"), the questions from Bloc Heritage Critic Maka Kotto are revealing. Kotto focused on Canada's "outdated" copyright law and asked when it will be modified to "be in line with the two WIPO treaties Canada ratified in 1996."  Regular readers will know that Canada did not ratify the treaties in 1996. Rather, Canada signed the treaties in 1997 and there is a world of difference between signing and ratifying a treaty.

Kotto's question about movie piracy lumped Canada together with China, Malaysia, and India, while claiming that "Canadian industry and the Government of Canada have suffered estimated losses of several million dollars." 

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May 15, 2007 11 comments News