Post Tagged with: "election"

CIRA Election Opens Today: I Need Your Support to Help Bring the Public Interest Back to CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, which manages the dot-ca domain, opens its board of directors election at noon ET today.  CIRA members are eligible to vote from September 19th until September 26th, with five seats at stake – two member-nominated seats and three nominating-committee seats. I am on the ballot […]

Read more ›

September 19, 2012 12 comments News

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.

Read more ›

April 24, 2012 4 comments News

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 […]

Read more ›

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.

Read more ›

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."

Read more ›

October 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled News