Reform

When Copyright Laws Go Too Far

Camille Crowther | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Camille Crowther

A recent police raid of Swedish subtitling website Undertexter highlights the need for the reform of copyright laws, and how these antiquated rules should be replaced with new regulations that better favour Internet‬ users, innovators, and content creators. Undertexter had its headquarters raided for the simple crime of providing fanmade subtitles for foreign and hearing-disabled fans of shows and movies. Now they've paid the price.

Watching the Watchdog: Justin Trudeau Is the Man for the Job

Tim Knight | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. As I write, the brutish old pro licks his lips, girds his l...

How the Senate Became Canada's National Joke

Diane Francis | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Canada's sleepy and dysfunctional "board of directors/content providers", aka its Senate, thrives without justification and without an audience. Its shareholders, and CEO Stephen Harper, disdain the place and yet it continues. The best course of action is for our Prime Minister to become the political equivalent of a hedge fund manager. His job is to enhance shareholder value and there's no better course of action than to ignore threats of litigation by Quebec, stop the losses to reputation and treasure and shut this national embarrassment down immediately.

Quebecers: Wrong on Tuition, But Not Laissez-Faire

Andrew D'Amours | Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew D'Amours

Around two hundred thousand Quebec students were out in the streets of Montreal protesting tuition hikes Thursday. Their claims are unfounded, or at the very least misguided -- but one thing I must concede is how this movement is getting Quebeckers out of their bubble of indifference relating to public affairs.

McGuinty Calls On Harper To Nix Senate

Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada Politics

(The Canadian Press) -- Ontario has joined Quebec in warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper to abandon plans to reform the Senate, but the province wen...