Federal political parties are ‘totally unregulated, and there’s no oversight, and we have no way of looking behind the door,’ says Prof. Teresa Scassa.
Federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien has no power to monitor federal political parties' approach to Canadian voters’ information, unlike his B.C. provincial counterpart, who last week published a report revealing parties collected too much information, often likely without consent.
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An investigation in British Columbia that found flaws in provincial political parties’ privacy practices creates one more pressure point to push for oversight federally where no protections for Canadian voters exist, data experts say.
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CanCon Contributions & Quotas In a Digital Age As part of Heritage Canada’s review of Canadian content in a digital age, various parties are proposing changes to how digital services are regulated and taxed.
Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.