[kwlug-disc] Asking questions of candidates during the election.

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Thu Mar 31 14:05:10 EDT 2011


Copied and pasted from an email. You can ask your questions here 
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I've already submitted a question on burdensome copyright laws that 
cater to big media and the pressure from the states. If others ask the 
same thing ....

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On 3/30/2011 7:12 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> Russell McOrmond wrote, On 03/30/2011 5:52 PM:
>> (Copying to the Canada-wide DCC and the KWLug discussion forums.  Hope
>> cross-posting won't cause a problem.)
> .
> .
> .
>> Example Electoral District:  The Kitchener-Waterloo
>>
>> Incumbent is Peter Braid, one of the MPs who attended every one of the
>> 20 meetings of the special legislative committee on C-32.  He wasn't
>> the most visible, vocal or most controversial member (within his party
>> or within the committee), but within his questions to MPs you could
>> see he had a unique perspective.
>
> Russell - sorry to put you in this position, but is it your impression 
> that Peter Braid tended towards the FOSS perspective, or not?
>
>> Please do *NOT* get distracted by the national
>> campaign and believe this is about Conservatives vs Liberals.
>
> Ouch.
>
> Although your comment may be true for the particular Copyright issue, 
> there's more than just that riding on our choice of candidate. Sadly, 
> this fuzzes up the choosing criteria.
>
> Particularly if, as I believe, the next parliament will again be a 
> minority, and our choice is effectively choosing which party will form 
> the government.
>
>> Let them know that while young voters haven't tended
>> to vote, young people are very interested in technology issues.
>
> Russell - do you happen to know that this is actually true in the K-W 
> riding? The University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University are 
> here, as well as Conestoga College. (Waterloo's population grows quite 
> significantly come September.) I thought young people here voted quite 
> vigorously, but that's an impression, not a researched factual statement.
>
> Thanks for pointing this (next below) out, good to know and have to hand:
>>   Mr Braid has seen my "4 things in my hand" presentation, so has been
>> introduced to the idea that there are potentially 4 owners to consider
>> in digital copyright legislation.  He will hopefully understand what
>> someone from his constituency would mean if they asked how he would
>> work to protect all owners implicated by digital copyright legislation
>> (I would be very interested to know if that is true, and whether he
>> understood the issue!)
>
>
>>  Hope this is helpful
>
> Absolutely. Thank you so much for the post.
>
>
> I have a feeling ... the means to an end, or rather, the means that 
> were effective in actually getting you to the desired end, are seldom 
> the same for any two issues, and only self-evident after the fact.
>
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