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From Geist at Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/...

Over the past few years, the Motion Picture Association - Canada, the Canadian arm of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), has recorded nearly 100 meetings with government ministers, MPs, and senior officials. While their lobbying effort will not come as a surprise, last October there were several meetings that fell outside the norm. On October 18, 2011, MPA-Canada reports meeting with Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, Foreign Minister John Baird, and Industry Canada Senior Associate Deputy Minister Simon Kennedy, all on the same day.

Rather, it comes from documents I recently obtained under the Access to Information Act that reveal the meeting was actually led by the head of the MPAA, former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (the fact that the law does not require this to be disclosed highlights a major shortcoming in the Lobbying Act).

On September 20, 2011, MPA-Canada wrote to Industry Minister Christian Paradis (and presumably to Baird and Moore) to request meetings with Dodd.

Good old Dodd - how did we elect him for so many years? He isn't even sparing our neighbors.

Dodd earlier subtly threatened US politicians who weren't corrupt enough to stay bought - http://www.dailykos.com/...

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