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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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Monday, February 2, 2015
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Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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