Let’s make Canada’s parties endorse our pro-Internet action plan
Exciting news! Green Party leader Elizabeth May has just announced her endorsement of our crowdsourced pro-Internet action plan. So far Ms. May is the first major party leader to do so - and we’re thrilled to have her waving the flag for Canada’s Internet. This is great news for Canada’s pro-Internet movement and never would have happened without so many people speaking up to support our plan. Now we need to keep up the pressure on all the party leaders, to ensure our action plan can be put into law.
Now, here’s the exciting part: imagine the impact we could have if we got all the parties signed-on to our plan. Imagine if the Liberals, the NDP, and even the Conservatives all followed suit and endorsed the recommendations you helped make. This would be huge.
This is where you come in. Thanks to support from generous community members and our awesome volunteers Miriam and Meryl, we've built a powerful new tool that will bombard candidates in your riding with our pro-Internet action plan.
Use the tool now and make sure your candidates put digital issues front and centre.They're finalizing their platforms soon so we must hurry.
One thing is clear, we don’t have a moment to lose: we’ve been speaking with the parties and we know they’re on the verge of finalizing their policy plans. Right now we need huge numbers to send this plan to local candidates to make party leaders sit up and take notice.
As Elizabeth May’s endorsement proves, if enough of us speak up, we can make the difference and turn your pro-Internet action plan into law. Now we just need to get the other parties on board.
The last election was decided by just 6,200 votes– so every voice makes a difference. Use our tool now to send your crowdsourced action plan to your local candidates - and tell them to become a pro-Internet candidate committed to our digital future.
Canadians are suffering as a result of the government’s failed digital policies. And it’s something our community members regularly remind us of. Whether it’s Access, Privacy, or Free Expression, Canada’s digital deficit has human consequences. Just ask community member Nic De Groot, who summed up the situation quite succinctly:
Canada: providing third world Internet service at first world prices since the Internet began.
There’s no doubt we’ve got a ways to go, but we’re making progress. This is why over 250,000 of you helped write our plan to ensure every Canadian has affordable, world-class, surveillance-free Internet.
With momentum on our side, we need to tell candidates from all the parties to get behind this plan. But please, speak up now before this unique window of opportunity closes.