Jiang Weiping reunited with his family in Canada

There is an article in today’s Globe and Mail titled “After six years, diplomatic lifeline allows Chinese dissident to reunite with family“. Jiang Weiping, a Chinese journalist who had been put in prison for exposing political corruption. Since he was convicted on subversion charges in 2001, Mr. Jiang’s story was heard around the world. The…

Federal Government Cuts Arts Funding

The media recently reported that the federal government will be eliminating two programs that promote Canadian arts and artists abroad: the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s PromArt and the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Trade Routes. For an overview of these programs and the recently announced cuts, take a look at the following articles:…

Quarterly List of Admissible and Prohibited Titles–January to March 2008

The Canadian Boarder Services Agency has published their list of items deemed inadmissible to Canada. This list is not published on the CBSA website, nor are previous lists available on their site. If you would like to receive these updates by email, contact the CBSA  at piu-uip@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca and request to be added. Previous lists are…

CitizenLab on CBC’s Search Engine

The Guardian reported that today China expelled foreign journalists from Tibet to try and stop the flow of information about the violent crackdown on Tibetan protesters. The Editor of the Guardian wrote to the Chinese Ambassador to the UK: “I am writing to express my deep concern over the apparent blocking by Chinese authorities of…

other people think Bill C-10 sucks too

I’ve been watching the numbers of the Facebook group Keep your censoring hands off Canadian film and TV! No to Bill C-10! grow exponentially over the weekend. Friday afternoon there were just over 1000 people, and now on Monday afternoon there are nearly 17,000. It’s really encouraging that other people are offended by the content…