The Green Party, which released its policy position document today, has called for net neutrality legislation and ISP safe harbours. The Vision Green statement states:
The Green Party of Canada is committed to the original design principle of the internet – network neutrality: the idea that a maximally useful public information network treats all content, sites, and platforms equally, thus allowing the network to carry every form of information and support every kind of application. Green Party MPs will pass legislation granting the Internet in Canada the status of Common Carrier – prohibiting Internet Service Providers from discriminating due to content while freeing them from liability for content transmitted through their systems.
Net neutrality is unlikely to emerge as an election issue, however, the Green Party position may lead other parties to consider and disclose where they stand.