Michael Geist reports that records show the extension is the result of backroom lobbying with monthly meetings between senior government officials and music industry lobbyists paving the way for copyright term extension without public consultation or debate.
Because that pretty much sums up the way the Harper government operates -- and has, ever since they were elected.
Google appears so overwhelmingly better at handling all of those complex mapping scenarios to the point where OSM can't be seriously considered for people trying to use it to navigate that city.
Interestingly, for one of my favourite mapping application -- establishing coastal sea-kayaking routes -- Google Maps is worse than useless. Google fuzzes out the offshore regions, leaving large blank areas where I know that islands/archipelagos exist. OSM does not do this, making it a much better tool for the job.
This login session: $13.76, but for you $11.88.