Q&A with Janine: Canada’s Internet

Answer

Yes Allan,Greens will work to support  Universal Internet Access; Thank you for your activism!

Setting a target for driving down home Internet and mobile Internet prices — 
Committing to fibre infrastructure as the gold standard for high-speed, high quality Internet in Canada. No more stopgap technologies.
Blocking the Rogers/Shaw sale, and reforming the Competition Act so that similar telecom buyouts won’t continue to make connectivity more expensive.

I agree we need to Empower Internet Users:
Reject Bill C-10, and guarantee no new regulation of user-generated content or content discoverability online.
Committing to full, open public consultation and parliamentary debate around any legislation with implications for our online speech.
Introducing Internet content regulation that empowers us, the users, to make our own choices about what we experience online.

I agree to Expanded Privacy Protections:
Comprehensively updating Canada’s privacy law to establish that privacy is a fundamental human right, and backing it up with real enforcement powers for Canada’s Privacy Commissioner.
Giving people in Canada true control over our personal information.
Banning law enforcement from using facial recognition technology in public spaces and on databases of the general public.

I believe I am the candidate you are looking for!

Think Green, Vote Janine


Question

Dear Janine Gibson,

I’m emailing you as a concerned voter in Provencher. This election, I’m looking for a candidate who knows that Canada’s Internet policy is currently adrift — and who I can trust to put us back on course. Specifically, our riding needs an MP who will stand up for:

1) Universal Internet Access;
Setting a target for driving down home Internet and mobile Internet prices — relative to Canada’s international peers, not our own poor past performance.
Committing to fibre infrastructure as the gold standard for high-speed, high quality Internet in Canada. No more stopgap technologies.
Blocking the Rogers/Shaw sale, and reforming the Competition Act so that similar telecom buyouts won’t continue to make connectivity more expensive.

2) Empowered Internet Users:
Rejecting Bill C-10, and guaranteeing no new regulation of user-generated content or content discoverability online.
Committing to full, open public consultation and parliamentary debate around any legislation with implications for our online speech.
Introducing Internet content regulation that empowers us, the users, to make our own choices about what we experience online.

3) Expanded Privacy Protections:
Comprehensively updating Canada’s privacy law to establish that privacy is a fundamental human right, and backing it up with real enforcement powers for Canada’s Privacy Commissioner.
Giving people in Canada true control over our personal information.
Banning law enforcement from using facial recognition technology in public spaces and on databases of the general public.

Tell me: are you the candidate I’m looking for?

Read OpenMedia’s full 2021 platform for Canada’s Internet here: https://openmedia.org/electionPlatform

If you would like to discuss the platform further, I highly encourage you to reach out to OpenMedia directly. OpenMedia is a community-driven organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. They can be reached at election@openmedia.org.

Sincerely,
Allan Kropelnicki

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