Open Letter To Environment Minister Catherine McKenna About Copyright

Sue me Cathy!

Sue me Cathy!

Dear Catherine,

I’m glad you’re enjoying your trip to Washington DC. Canadian taxpayers should be proud to pay for your photo-op with President Obama. I noticed on the photograph you sent out that you copyrighted the picture- are you kidding, or do you actually think it’s ethical to spend Canadian’s money on a jolly down to the US and then tell us the photographs aren’t ours to use as we please?

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve taken the picture and posted it at the top of this story. Yes, I’m breaking your copyright- think of it as an act of civil disobedience. I dare you Cathy, double dog dare you, send me a DMCA copyright notice and tell me to take the picture down. Even better than that, why not stop disrespecting Canadians by telling them what they paid for isn’t theirs.


P.S. I notice your copyright notice is only in French. I know you’re new at the job, but don’t you understand that as a government minister you’re required to produce it in both official languages?

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    • thomas on March 11, 2016 at 22:07
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    Nice to see our paid public servants doing great…photo ops (instead, of you know, managing the country). Doesn’t matter, Canada is US’s annoying kid sibling.

    Meanwhile, back in Canuck-istan, there pressing issues like, which woman to put on the bill, never mind that the queen is a woman who is on every bill…but no, that’s equal yet.

    • bonnie on March 12, 2016 at 08:45
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    Typical Liberal politician. Their main goal is to find out how to enrich themselves for life so that if, by some fluke, they should lose their position they will still be taken care of for the rest of their lives by the taxpaying citizens of Canada. And, taken care of at a much higher level than those citizens.

    1. I sure hope she bought carbon credits to make up for the impact of her holiday in DC!

    • Gregory Alan Elliott on March 12, 2016 at 17:20
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    Go get ’em Mr. Renouf. Damned entitled Public Servants! Someone should make a meme out of that photo…

    1. Just checked out Twitter, looks like someone already has! ;)

    • Gregory Alan Elliott on March 12, 2016 at 18:58
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    Hey. That was only the first one. This meme won’t be as popular as other memes, but. most people don’t find Canadian Politics funny. I blame the overpaid and unfunnny comedy hacks at the CBC.

  1. McKenna is probably the most dangerous cabinet minister of all of them! She really believes all this hyped-up global warming crap! This ministry is going to cost taxpayers a bundle!

  2. If her trip was paid by the Canadian taxpayers, it rightly belongs tp them, and her copyright is a scam, in the usual Liberal manner. If she paid her way to Washington, DC. it was all hers, but if Cathy McKenna was given public money , it belongs to the Canadian people.

    1. Keep talking like that and you’ll never get accepted into the LPC! lol

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