Hi everyone,

As election day fast approaches, many in the information and public access
world feel that many issues and concerns have not been touched upon by any
of the mainline parties. Re. below, I thought this might be of interest to

Please exercise your democratic right to vote on the 28th.


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(Includes link to full Toronto Star article)

Surprising answers emerge from surveys
With much at stake, there's little debate

    In recent weeks several groups have tried to capture the attention of
    the national parties and local candidates by posing questions on
    technology law policy and posting the responses online. The Canadian
    Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University
    of Ottawa, online at, distributed a questionnaire
    to each national party covering key copyright policies issues
    including positions on music file sharing and Internet service
    provider liability as well as on spam, the use of open source
    software, and national ID cards (in the interests of full disclosure
    it should be noted that I am a faculty adviser to CIPPIC).

    Similarly, Digital-Copyright Canada, a user and creator group, posed
    similar copyright questions ( ) to
    each local candidate across the country, while the Canadian Teachers'
    Federation asked each party for their views on copyright issues of
    concern to the education community.

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Leo J. Deveau M.Ed., MLIS
9 Chestnut Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia