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The Internet has brought wide-ranging changes to the way that millions of Canadians—and hundreds of millions of the world’s people—work, shop, communicate and relax.
Access to the Internet is rapidly becoming a necessity for many in the developed and developing world. In a very real way access to the Internet, in particular broadband, is becoming another defining issue between the world’s haves and have-nots.
Such disparities in access have serious implications respecting access to broadband Internet service as an issue about democratic governance. Is this profoundly important tool going to be available to all citizens or will it be a tool of the world’s elites only?
Win is an indication that Canadians are joining a growing global Internet freedom movement.
Warrantless access to your online identity and activities is a breach of your fundamental right to privacy. This is the month devoted to softer feelings, why not Send Vic Toews a Valentine .
Following broad public consultation the report is a comprehensive look at the need for an open digital policy in Canada.
Supporters across the country will be gathering signatures on the Stop The Meter CRTC petition. The signed petitions will be used to push decision makers to put a stop the new Internet usage fees.
“This is the same old story of hard-working families getting gouged by greedy corporations,” says James Clancy, NUPGE national president.
Guest commentary by Dr. Michael Geist a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.
"CRTC decision signifies that traffic management is not a free-for-all and the days of ISPs arguing that they can do whatever they please on their networks is over. That said, it also guarantees that traffic management practices such as throttling will continue and it is going to take more complaints to concretely address the issue." Michael Geist
Issue will ultimately be a political one with pressure on the Conservatives to join with the Liberals and the NDP in supporting net neutrality.
Harper government to force Internet service providers to give police access to information on all Canadian Internet subscribers and all their private communications – without a court warrant.
CRTC decision on Internet throttling pits 'innovation and free speech versus monopoly'. Canadians encouraged to get involved in the debate over Canada's open Internet and 'Net Neutrality' -- before a vital February 16 deadline.
Promises broader inquiry into issue of throttling and network neutrality
'This could represent a major step toward addressing the Canadian net neutrality concerns.' - Michael Geist
James Clancy sounds a warning at Parliament Hill rally to protect the Internet for all Canadians
Ottawa (14 May 2008) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is disappointed with today’s decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to allow Bell Canada to continue throttling Internet access speeds to its subscribers.
The principle of net neutrality must be 'enshrined in Canadian law.' - James Clancy
Citizens should control the greatest innovations in communications history
Industry Minister Jim Prentice refuses to step into controversy over Internet 'traffic shaping'
'Such an investigation should be public and open to input from Canadians.' - James Clancy
Are Canada's public broadcaster and the country's biggest cable company on a collision course?
Growing American recognition that legislation and regulatory action is required
'The telecommunications companies are going to continue to act in this manner unless there is legislation in place to protect consumers.' - James Clancy
Canada failing to ensure access to broadband coverage and to protect network neutrality