Toronto Star: Make Internet an election issue

A Toronto Star article by Michael Geist includes:

As discussed last week, the Liberals have a lengthy, albeit unfinished record. With a few exceptions such as Conservative MP Joy Smith's vocal support for educational use of the Web and NDP MP Charlie Angus' commitment to balanced copyright reform, the opposition has generally avoided taking a stand on these issues.

While it is tempting to introduce a long list of policy questions (the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has done that at, presenting a vision for the future means focusing on the big picture. In this election, two issues come immediately to mind — access and privacy.