Post Tagged with: "election"

French Circumvent Twitter Ban on Election Results

The NY Times reports on how Twitter users in France circumvented a law prohibiting the early publication of election results over the weekend. Canadians faced a similar ban during the last election, but the government has since announced plans to change the law.

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April 24, 2012 4 comments Must Reads

How to Vote for the Internet: Election Your Chance To Ask About Internet Policy

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 27, 2011 as Now’s our chance to ask candidates about Internet policy The federal election marks the end for at least five government bills focused on Internet and digital policy. Bills on privacy, copyright, and Internet surveillance died on the order paper and […]

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March 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

The CIRA Election – Cast Your Vote Now

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the agency that administers the dot-ca domain, is currently holding its annual board of directors election.  This is a particularly important year since there are five positions open (virtually guaranteeing considerable change at the board level) and the organization has finally begun to address the public interest side of its mandate.  I’ll be posting more on some of its announced plans soon, but I want to encourage all CIRA members to vote before the September 29th deadline.

In this election, CIRA members can vote for one member-nominated candidate and up to four nominating committee candidates.  I should note that this is a broken system as the nominating committee has created signicant board upheaval and loss of institutional memory.  Meanwhile the CIRA members are left to select only one of their nominated candidates.

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September 27, 2010 3 comments News

Hyndman on Canada’s Seinfeld Election

Rob Hyndman has a great post on the just concluded national election "about nothing, held for no reason."

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October 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

ITWorld Canada on C-61 and the Election

IT World Canada covers the impact of C-61 on the recent election and the prospect for future copyright reform.

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October 16, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads