[kwlug-disc] Kitchener-Waterloo Debates and C-32 - Braid defends C-32 and digital locks

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Apr 21 14:00:19 EDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Russell McOrmond <russellmcormond at gmail.com
> wrote:

> > But I think that Braid and the local conservative politicians  should
> have
> > fought for  RIM to get first crack at the Nortel Patents.
>   Being from Ottawa, and having been told by people trying to engage
> with Nortel and their lack of interest to even admit they were
> Canadian, I'm not sure I would agree.  There are companies that could
> justifiably wrap themselves in a Canadian flag and get some mileage
> out of that, but not sure that Nortel or RIM are examples.
>  That's so off-topic that I should probably have kept quiet....

>From what I remember at the time, RIM was late in filing the required
documents to be considered. They missed a deadline, and then they
played the Canadian card. Only then did they go to the government
to intervene and they did not.

Not sure if my recollection is accurate, nor if it is the full story.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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