Thursday, January 05, 2006

Michael Geist's copyright pledge for Canadian Politicians

The front page of Michael Geist's web page makes for some interesting reading. It seems that our friends from south of the boarder in Holly wood South having been contributing campaign funds to certain Canadian politicians. I wonder if this has anything to do with the upcoming review of Canada's copyright laws?

He is asking all politicians in this election to take the following pledge:
No Member of Parliament who has accepted financial contributions or other benefits from (i) a copyright lobby group, (ii) its corporate members, or (iii) senior executives as well as (iv) a copyright collective shall serve as Minister of Canadian Heritage or as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, nor sit on any legislative committee (parliamentary or standing committees) conducting hearings or deliberations on copyright matters
I think its a great idea. In light of Michael Geist's revelations about the current campaign we aren't surprised are we? After all, haven't we come to expect that after Focus On the Family from south of the boarder dumped millions into the anti-gay marriage campaign.

Canadians have been told quite bluntly to butt out of American elections. Isn't what's good for the goose good for the gander to?

1 comment:

Bruno Vernier said...

well said, by Jove!