The Writers’ Union of Canada, under the leadership of its Chair Alan Cumyn, has put together a video about the perils of Bill C-32, Canada’s controversial new copyright bill. Check it out right here, or on YouTube at:
Then help spread the word about it by whatever social networking means you are most comfortable with. Blog about it. Include the link in your emails. Send out a tweet. Alert your Facebook friends. Pick up the telephone. Or just knock on your neighbour’s door and have a chat.
For more information on C-32, check out the Canadian cultural industries’ Joint Statement on Bill C-32, supported by nearly 90 organizations representing more than 600,000 creators and copyright owners. Then let your elected representatives in Ottawa know your own feelings about C-32, including the members of the Special Legislative Committee on C-32 that is currently holding hearings regarding amendments to the existing bill. You can find email addresses for all MPs at www.parl.gc.ca, but here are a few to get you started.
Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
- Rachel Curran: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sean Speer: email@example.com
Department of Canadian Heritage
- James Moore, Minister: firstname.lastname@example.org (CONS Port Moody – Westwood – Port Coquitlam BC)
- Brendan Marshall, Executive Assistant to the Minister: email@example.com
Department of Industry
- Tony Clement, Minister: firstname.lastname@example.org (CONS Parry Sound – Muskoka, ONT)
Special Legislative Committee on C-32:
- Gordon Brown, Chair: email@example.com (CONS Leeds – Grenville)
- Charlie Angus: firstname.lastname@example.org (NDP Timmins – James Bay ONT – NDP Critic for Heritage and for Digital Issues)
- Pablo Rodriguez: email@example.com (LIB Honoré – Mercier QUE)
- Mike Lake: firstname.lastname@example.org (CONS Edmonton – Mill Woods – Beaumont ALTA – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister)
- Dan McTeague: email@example.com (LIB Scarborough – Guildwood ONT)
- Serge Cardin: firstname.lastname@example.org (BQ Sherbrooke)
- Ed Fast: email@example.com (CONS Prince Edward – Hastings)
- Sylvie Boucher: firstname.lastname@example.org (CONS Beauport – Limoilou)
- Dean Del Mastro: email@example.com (CONS Peterborough ONT)
- Peter Braid: firstname.lastname@example.org (CONS Kitchener – Waterloo)
- Carole Lavallée: email@example.com (BQ Saint-Bruno – Saint-Hubert QUE)
- Marc Garneau: firstname.lastname@example.org (LIB Westmount – Ville-Marie QUE – LIB Critic for Industry, Science and Technology) What did you learn in school today? Sharing.