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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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.