Network Neutrality

Network Neutrality

Is throttling Necessary?

Jesse Brown takes on the question: Is throttling Necessary? in his (nearly) weekly podcast.

Media Democracy Day Vancouver - October 25, 2008

Media Democracy Day 2008 Vancouver will take place at the Vancouver Public Library on Saturday October 25th 2008 from 12 noon to 6 pm. Admission is free and open to everyone. Geoffrey Glass will be representing the Fair Copyright for Canada community in a panel, and Ifny Lachance of the Free Geek Community Technology Centre will help people upgrade to Open Source.

Closing Address: Matt Thompson - Award Winning Online Video Producer, Campaign Strategist for FreePress, Co-founder of

Mauril Bélanger's speech in May at Net Neutrality rally

With election fever in the air, I wanted to get out the speech (PDF from their office) Mauril Bélanger gave on May 27, 2008 at the rally on the hill for Network Neutrality.

Bloc MP suggests C-61 doesn't go far enough?

A constituent in the Quebec riding of Jeanne-Le Ber received a reply from their Bloc MP Thierry St-Cyr, and posted it to the Montreal mailing list. This is the previous riding of past Heritage Minister Liza Frulla, and one of the ridings that Mr. Geist identified as having a "Copyright MP" given it has two key attributes - the sitting MP won their riding by 10 percent or less in the last election and their riding is home to a university.

Canada's fight for net neutrality

A great article by Kevin McArthur talks about Net Neutrality and related telecommunications policy in Canada.

Net Neutrality: It is time political parties took a position

A May 27'th press release starts:

The Canadian Consumer Initiative (CCI) joined with several other groups today to urge all four federal political parties to take a position in favour of net neutrality.

See other press releases (Via Public Interest Advocacy Centre).

About the Canadian Consumer Initiative (via Consumers Council of Canada).

Canadian punk rocker-turned-MP submits net neutrality bill

An Ars Technica article by Nate Anderson about the Net Neutrality bill tabled by Charlie Angus.

C-552: An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (Internet Neutrality)

Charlie Angus has tabled Private Members Bill C-522. The following is the excerpt from Hansard where Mr. Angus tabled the bill.

Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-552, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (Internet Neutrality).

CBC: NDP to introduce 'net neutrality' private member's bill

There was a pretty good article by Peter Nowak of CBC News about the rally and the statement by Charlie Angus that the NDP would be tabling a private members bill.

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