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A call to arms: Jim Elve vs The Government of Canada: help us support Jim

A call to arms: Jim Elve vs The Government of Canada: help us support Jim

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Duncan Riley> I’ve received an email from BlogsCanada blog-guru Jim Elve this evening that was to say the least disturbing. The Treasury Board of Canada, through a Department of Justice lawyer, has requested that BlogsCanada cease and desist the display of items they contend are covered by the Copyright Act.

Now Jim is not asking for money, but until he does and we can help financially, there are many other things we can do to support Jim: read how and help us fly the flag of freedom on the blogosphere!

1. Link to BlogsCanada and the relevant pages:
Lets get Jim’s story into the mainstream press by making it Number 1 on every blogging index availble; the links:
Blog Post:
http://www.blogscanada.ca/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=c5d67ba7-8d99-4215-b868-2559775e05fc.
The letter from the Government of Canada:
http://www.blogscanada.ca/ceaseDesist.html.
Press Release:
http://www.blogscanada.ca/pressRelease.html.

2. Write or Email the Government of Canada:
Treasury Board Secretariat
Legal Services
L’Esplanade Laurier
5th Floor West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R5
Tel: (613) 952-3162
Fax: (613) 954-5806
Other contacts with email:
Lise Jolicoeur
Press Secretary
Office of the President of the Treasury Board and
Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board
Telephone: (613) 957-2666
Fax (613) 990-2806
E-mail: [email protected]

Mario Baril
TBS Spokesperson
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone: (613) 957-2391
Fax: (613) 941-4000
E-mail: [email protected]
dont forgot to tell them they are a bunch of gooses (groupe de gooses)

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3. Send a media release to your local media outlets:
something along the lines of “Canadian Government outrage: local blogger standing up” or the like: we want lots of media ASAP!

4. Attending BloggerCon? Pass a motion and get everyone to support it: it will only take a few people to raise this at BloggerCon and given that a good number of the elite blogorati are also paid journalists its important to bring this to their attention

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