Monthly Archives: February 2010

Canada and the politics of ACTA implementation

Nice post by Sara Bannerman about the potential effect of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Canadian copyright reform. I think she has the issue mostly surrounded, and that possibility number three – a treaty will simply introduce another element … Continue reading

Posted in ACTA; Facebook activism

Understanding Facebook activism in two easy steps

After reading Michael Valpy’s confusing article on the political effectiveness of Facebook in this morning’s Globe and Mail, I have to wonder if reporters will ever get their minds around exactly what Facebook is. Judging from Valpy’s interview with a … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook activism

Buy American: Surprise! No linkage!

Since I mentioned it before, I thought it worth noting that Canada and the United States have reached a tentative deal on the “Buy American” stimulus package, in which Canadian suppliers are allowed to bid on contracts funded by what … Continue reading

Posted in government procurement; Buy American; policy linkage