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Prentice backtracks on treaty policy, copyright to be exempted

Foreign Affairs announced a new treaty policy for the House, but the Industry Department´s new copyright bill on the WIPO treaties appears to be exempted.

The federal government is already backtracking on a newly-announced policy to hold House debates and votes on international treaties, saying that a bill to implement two treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization is going ahead without first holding a debate and vote on the treaties.

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Prentice backtracks on treaty policy, copyright to be exempted

Foreign Affairs announced a new treaty policy for the House, but the Industry Department´s new copyright bill on the WIPO treaties appears to be exempted.

The federal government is already backtracking on a newly-announced policy to hold House debates and votes on international treaties, saying that a bill to implement two treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization is going ahead without first holding a debate and vote on the treaties.

  

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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