At a holiday open house for his constituents in Calgary, Jim Prentice was bombarded with questions about his copyright bill that he will be tabling in the House of Commons soon. It is rumored that this bill will be a complete sell-out to US Government and Lobbyist demands.
When a member of the press asked who was asking for Canada’s copyright laws to be updated, the minister stated that CEOS had been pressuring him.
He avoided or provided very weak answers to the questions of the over 60 ordinary citizens who came out to ask him questions.
Yeah, I bet CEOs have been pressuring him. Well here's a fucking news flash for Jim Prentice, you don't work for CEOs. You work for us bucko. Last time I checked, a CEO had exactly one vote. Unless of course this is a matter of money talking. Anyone care to chase Mr. Prentice's paper trail, see who's filling his coffers. If Sam Bulte (Lib - Fired) and Bev Oda (Con - Shuffled) are any indication, media money might well be flowing like wine. By my reckoning, Prentice made a tacit admission that the legislation he refuses to detail to the Canadian public, until it is too damned late, has been tailored to meet the demands of a few heavies from the media cartels. Not good enough Jim Prentice, not by a long stretch. Go read the rest of Tyler's report and decide whether you can trust a man that won't even answer the questions of people in his own riding.
Kudos and a big tip of the hat to Tyler Kinch!
Tyler has posted video of Jim Prentice evading question after question at his open house in Calgary. He states blankly that he has consulted with all manner of CEOs and they are pressuring him to write them up some good old corporate welfare legislation. Apparently it is just terribly important that we are being criticized for failing to live up to the WIPO treaty obligations. Funny, I seem to recall that a certain Conservative minority government has had no qualms about scuttling another treaty we signed, despite worldwide criticism by more than just CEOS. If we can take a long beery piss on Kyoto and the environment, I think we might be able to justify telling the CEOs of the media mafia to go take a flying fuck. Their bottom line does not trump the culture, education and heritage of future generations of Canadians.