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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, left, and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announce a new national cyber security strategy on June 12. The Canadian government has long promised a cyber security foreign policy to guide Canada's efforts to influence the development of international policy on cyberspace, but the plan released June 12 takes a broader view. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Why Canada needs a cyber security foreign policy

Opinion|Paul Meyer
It could guide our efforts to influence the development of international policy on cyberspace and help set norms for responsible state conduct.
'When I came [to Canada], the infrastructure that was available to me, such as recreational facilities, soccer fields, libraries, [the] public transit system, enabled me to succeed.'
Federal parties aren’t covered by privacy laws that regulate federal agencies and corporations, something the privacy commissioner and others say needs to change in light of the Facebook data abuse scandal.
Opinion|Mary Ann Yule
Most government agencies use wireless printers, but few organizations apply the same level of security rigour to printers as they do to computing devices.
A new proposal to block Canadians from accessing websites that engage in piracy, while imposing safeguards to protect users’ digital rights, is balanced and pragmatic.
Opinion|Barry Sookman
FairPlay's 'moderate, responsible proposal' on piracy websites should be given due consideration 'based on the facts and not contrived arguments designed to oppose it,' writes Barry Sookman.
Reducing the vehicles for information, expression of opinion, and the means to hold authorities to account is hardly in the public interest.
Opinion|Mark Buell
The internet is a powerful tool for change, but we can’t meaningfully move forward as a country if anyone is left behind.
Opinion|Michael Geist
It’s nice to be asked your opinion, but the sheer volume of hearings, notices, and consultations can be overwhelming.
Overshadowed by a Netflix deal with no francophone-content guarantee, the heritage minister’s cultural plan could backfire in Quebec, say critics.
Investment in mobile wireless networks is essential to Canada’s ability to participate in the global digital economy, and policies should foster such development, not impede it.
Hill veterans are wary of using their cellphones at times at home and abroad.
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