The just released Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text confirms the “extension of the term of copyright to life of the author plus an additional 70 years.” For Internet law expert Prof Michael Geist, that’s a massive, costly “blow to access to Canadian heritage.”
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Law professor and copyright expert Michael Geist suggests that the new Liberal government may wait until 2017 before implementing significant change to Canada’s telecom, broadcast, copyright, and privacy policies.
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Persecuted during Harper’s divisive politics, Canada’s environmentalists look forward to a renewed relationship with the Justin Trudeau federal government, says David Suzuki.
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October 17, 2015. 12:59 am • The Province: Section: Opinion
Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon says Green party politicians like him will vote the same on values issues but are not whipped to vote a certain way by party leaders like with other parties. (Jenelle Schneider/PNG FILES) There has been a lot of chatter in social media of late about “whipping” and “whipped votes.” A vote that is whipped is one where the elected members are told how to vote by their party. They don’t have the opportunity to vote their conscience or to vote how their (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Stuart Mackinnon’s BetterParks for Vancouver: Greens practise a different kind of politics
This Thanksgiving season, David Suzuki wants us to remember this fact: ” In Canada, food waste cost estimates increased from $27 billion to $31 billion between 2010 and 2014.”
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587 Canadian academics sign joint letter condemning the Harper Conservatives’ racially-divisive tactics and racist propaganda in the ongoing 2015 federal election campaign. “We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate.”
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Justin Trudeau blindly endorses the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and then attacks Stephen Harper for failing to be transparent “especially in regards to what Canada is conceding”.
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According to a new Forum Research poll, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is “just not ready” to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister.
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The killing of famous Zimbabwe lion Cecil highlights an ongoing and worldwide practice that also takes place in Canada, says environmentalist David Suzuki.
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If Canada caves on copyright term extension in the TPP, the country will be condemned to “20 years of no new works entering the public domain”. University of Ottawa professor and Internet law expert, Michael Geist, explains.
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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki urges us to resist the “fossil fuel industry’s massive PR machine”, enlighten climate deniers, and continue to defend the climate.
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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki explains why extreme weather is being experienced more frequently around the world now than in the past.
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U of Ottawa professor and Internet law expert, Michael Geist, explains why the Justin Trudeau Liberals “made the wrong choice” by supporting Bill C-51
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Canadians have a moral obligation to revolt against Stephen Harper’s efforts to criminalize both legitimate criticism of Israel and support for Palestinians.
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David Suzuki on how affordable technologies are facilitating the growth of citizen science, environmental activism and “meaningful scientific pursuits”.
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The Vancouver transit plebiscite offers the opportunity to build the ideal city for millennials, argues freelance writer and photographer, Rhi Myfanwy Kirkland.
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I generally read Conrad Black‘s columns for their entertainment value, but I also read them for the language. Black is the best tosser of pithy epithets since Spiro Agnew*. And like the former US VP, he’s a pompous git who puffs up his intellectual feathers like a pigeon in heat – that puffery of sound […]
After thoroughly studying Harper’s draconian anti-terror Bill C-51, lawyers at the BC Civil Liberties Association suggest the 8 things activists and dissenters in Canada need to know.
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The Harper government Bill C-51 and other recently-passed anti-terror laws are designed to target and silence anti-pipeline foes, protect Big Oil interests.
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Harper government can’t silence activists by labeling them “extremists”, creating police-state legislation such as Bill C-51, argues renowned scientist David Suzuki.
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In this open letter to RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, Ben West challenges the RCMP’s labeling of environmentalists as a threat to Canada’s national security.
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Ralph Nader tells Stephen Harper, “You talk like George W. Bush,” warns that the Conservatives’ anti-terror Bill C-51 would harm Canadian democracy.
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Stephen Harper’s dictatorship-style PMO forced John Baird to resign as Canada’s foreign affairs minister and chicken out of the 2015 federal election.
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As the 2015 federal election approaches, Canadians aren’t happy with Stephen Harper’s performance and Canada’s current direction, a new survey suggests.
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Justin Trudeau’s views on key issues do not represent the real change Canadians will be seeking during the 2015 federal election, says Maude Barlow.
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