We believe in the need for a strong Internet link to Canada together in the 21st Century, as
railroads did in the 19th Century and aviation did in the 20th Canada must claim a leading position in an increasingly networked world.
The Conservative Party will:
i) Support internet broadband initiatives, to bring universal access to all Canadians, especially in rural and Northern communities
ii) Support an open and accessible internet with appropriate safeguards and enforcement mechanisms against illegal activities.
iii) Support network neutrality, giving each user a fair share of bandwidth to use in communicating with any other user with any protocol.
iv) We support an innovative and competitive market place while promoting private sector infrastructure investment.
v) We support initiatives promoting telepresence and telecommuting to overcome geographical barriers.
Resolution P-064 (Wild Rose) states:
The Conservative Party recognizes the vital importance of internet connectivity to full Canadian participation in global economic, social, and cultural communities. The government should create an environment that encourages private sector investment to increase broadband infrastructure, especially in rural and remote areas of Canada.
Only a limited number of the resolutions will be considered in plenary.