The Liberals voted for the controversial Anti-Terror law, but the party promised changes to it if elected.
According to Spamhaus’ Register of Known Spamming Organizations, five of the top 100 spamming organizations responsible for 80 per cent of spam worldwide are based in Canada.
Why the focus on vertically-integrated companies rather than on Netflix?
The PM is fast-tracking a bill that represents the biggest-ever reduction in public sector privacy protection and even blocking the privacy commissioner of Canada from appearing before the committee.
According to documents obtained under the Access to Information Act and reported here for the first time, Ontario government officials spent months developing its submission in support of a Netflix tax.
From Bell’s perspective, the targeted advertising approach, which it calls RAP or Relevant Ads Program, does not involve the collection of additional information and the company allows users to opt-out of this use of their information if they so choose.
Canada has an even stronger net neutrality framework that better safeguards new innovative services and that will leave U.S. net neutrality advocates looking North with envy.
Unfortunately, ignoring issues such as access to information and genuine efforts to incorporate public input into policies means that, for now, open government is most notable for what it hides.
OPP officer Scott Naylor likened internet access to obtaining a driver’s licence or a marriage licence, noting that we provide identification for many different activities, yet there is no requirement to identify yourself when using the internet.
To uphold and reinvigorate the spirit of elections financing law, Elections Canada must begin to seriously review its current 'old media' defined terms of political advertising and campaigning.
Party strategists and insiders are seeking to define bloggers as members of the media, while at the same time reducing access to politicians and government information.
As Ottawa finally starts to move to an issue-based political debate, future elections will likely see a new crop of net activists moving beyond parody, symbolic and first-person politics.
One could argue that Ottawa is in danger of becoming increasingly image-driven and with the current crop of leaders an emergent image-politics is a frighteningly dull prospect.
For Liberal Leader StÃ©phane Dion, a leader whose first name might more aptly be changed to 'embattled,' the blogosphere serves as an early warning of things to come.
There are lessons to be learned from the use of new media platforms and technologies south of the border in this most interesting primary season.
Mixing high school friends, siblings and great aunts with party press secretaries, Garth Turner, and John Baird, might not be the best mix.
Attendees packed into Social on Sussex Drive last Thursday, a mix of Canada 2020 delegates and Hillites. The bar was lit up red and the party went on well into the wee hours of the morning.
Policy Options Editor Dan Gardner, Environics' Greg MacEachern, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
Canadians for Clean Prosperity’s Tom Chervinsky and Mollie Anderson, with United Way Ottawa VP Adam Smith.
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ Nicholas Todd and Canada 2020’s Alex Patterson.
Adriana Vega, William Norman, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld’s legislative assistant Hillary Buchan-Terrell.
NPR Radio host in D.C. David McGuffin and Liberal volunteer Mike Lapointe.
The Globe and Mail’s Adam Radwanski and Samara’s Kendall Anderson.
Great Work’s Jen Hunter and Allana Graham, flanking Canadian Home Builders' Association’s Jason Burggraaf.