The issue of net neutrality is a global one. Internet management should be neutral and not be permitted for anti-competitive behaviour nor should it target certain websites, users, providers or legitimate software applications. We must protect the openness and freedom of the internet, and maintain competition to spur innovation, improve service levels and reduce costs to users.
Positive development in a country which has a very active media censorship bureaucracy. Net neutrality has been part of the Green Party platform since 2007. The NDP followed in 2008. Now only the Conservatives (and of course the People’s Political Power of Canada and other nutcase parties) are lagging behind. For the sake of my fellow countrymen who suffer terribly at the hands of the communications monopoly, I hope the Conservatives cave sooner rather than later.
Net neutrality and digital copyright management has become a greater topic of concern in Canada over the past couple of years. See Michael Geist’s site for more information.