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Election 2008 – A Digital Policy Scorecard

As the national election campaign launched five weeks ago, I wrote that "the election presents an exceptional opportunity to raise the profile of digital issues."  While the economy unsurprisingly dominated much of the political discourse, each of the national parties unveiled platforms and positions that included some discussion of digital policy.  With Canadians headed to the polls today, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) offers a scorecard on each party's digital policy positions.

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October 14, 2008 4 comments Columns

Parties’ Digital Policy Scorecard Heading Into Election Day

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 14, 2008 as Which Party is Ahead on the Digital Scorecard? Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on October 14, 2008 as Parties' Digital Policy Scorecard Heading Into Election Day As the national election campaign launched five weeks ago, I wrote that "the election […]

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October 14, 2008 1 comment Columns Archive

CIRA Board Election Underway – Vote Now

The annual CIRA election is underway with five seats at stake.  Under the current rules, three of the positions go to candidates nominated by Nominating Committee; two positions are for member nominated candidates.  This past year I wrote several times about the adoption of a CIRA WHOIS policy and the […]

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September 23, 2008 8 comments News

Anderson on Media and the Election

Steve Anderson on media issues and the federal election.

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September 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Digital Issues Deserve a Spot in Election Campaign

With a federal election now set for October 14th, the coming weeks will be dominated by political debate as each party seeks to make their case to voters across the country. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that the election mode marks an important role reversal – after months of Canadians working to gain the attention of their elected officials, those same politicians will be knocking on doors, making phone calls, and participating in all-candidates meetings in an effort to seek them out.

The 2008 election therefore presents an exceptional opportunity to raise the profile of digital issues.  Not only do these policies touch on so-called core concerns such as the economy, the environment, education, and health care, but they also resonate with younger Canadians, who could help swing the balance of power in many ridings. In the United States election, both Barack Obama and John McCain have unveiled detailed digital policy positions.  Canadian leaders have yet to promote their policies, but there are at least five worth watching and asking about.

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September 8, 2008 21 comments Columns