How the Conservatives lost the internet

Digital issues simply became ‘issues’ and the concerns associated with the internet and digital rights took a back seat to other considerations.

In 2006 when the Conservatives were first elected, then Industry-minister Maxime Bernier made his mark by mandating a hands-off approach for telecom regulation, rejecting the notion that Canada’s telecom regulator should actively intervene on behalf of the public interest. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Michael Geist

PUBLISHED : Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 11:08 PM

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