PRESS RELEASE: Pirate Party Confirms Three More Candidates For 2015 Election

Fox Creek, AB – January 20th

On January 15th at the Monthly General Meeting of the Pirate Party of Canada three more candidates were confirmed for the 2015 Federal Election. The candidates are Craig Nobbs for the riding of Langley-Aldergrove (BC), Kenneth Dyson for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Westmount (QC), and James Wilson for Fundy Royal (NB). All three candidates are also committed to running in any by-elections that may occur in their ridings before 2015.

Craig Nobbs previously ran for the party in the Langley riding in the 2011 Federal Election. Kenneth Dyson is a researcher in the Department of Neuroscience at Université de Montréal. James Wilson is the current party leader and a recent graduate of Mount Allison University. They join three previously confirmed candidates: Travis McCrea, David Ascroft, and Robert McGrath.

“It is time to inject science and reason into the national discourse. Partisan politics has taken us to the brink of social, economic, and natural disaster.  Instead of arguing over ideological differences, let us invest in finding the evidence so that we can have substantive, rational debates.”, says Kenneth Dyson, candidate for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Westmount. The Pirate Party is committed to fielding the best team of candidates for 2015.

The Pirate Party of Canada is a federal political party focused on thoughtful information policy reform, genuine democracy, civil liberties, and the freedom of the Internet. You can find out more online at .


One comment for PRESS RELEASE: Pirate Party Confirms Three More Candidates For 2015 Election

  1. Linda commented at

    good for you! Only issue, is you’re another splinter group who will take away votes for getting that maniac harper gone….Thanks

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1. Open Democracy

One of our main founding principles was Open Government. This means an Open Data policy with proactive disclosure and free access to government data. This will allow anyone to scrutinize and catch any error, negligence or corruption early on. Open Government also means increased transparency, and giving constituents real voices. This can be achieved with electoral reform .

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Copyright and patent's main purpose was for propagation of culture and innovation. Our current copyright and patent laws are continuously being corrupted due to lobbying by copyright and patent monopolist. These monopolist refuses to innovate and provide wider access and pass on the savings from the new lower distribution cost. Instead the copyright and patent terms keeps getting extended to benefit the few to the detriment of the public interest. The opposite should happen. Copyright and patent terms should be shortened since our new information infrastructure (i.e. the internet) have brought us cheaper and faster means of distributing media contents and information. Mandatory licensing, owner's rights to a non-DRM product, open access to research data and shorter copyright term are some of the natural changes that is needed if we want to create a more open and progressive society. This will ensure future artist and innovator are not hampered by patent and copyright gatekeepers who uses rent seeking law for anti-competitive purposes.

Human beings increasingly have a moral duty to share information with one another. Libraries are stuck in the last century, enforcing artificial scarcity on digital content. If libraries were upgraded for the modern age, we would no longer need filesharing. And let's face it, watching and listening to whatever you want to is fun. It breaks down arbitrary global borders of access and creates a global culture defined by people- not by corporations.

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