An interesting article at ITWorldCanada.com this morning, that seems even more relevant given all the fuss around the Blogging Tories the other day.
Apperantly the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) sent out a survey recently to the political parties to get their views on assorted Internet-related issues and the responses weren't exactly overwhelming. There's a lot of important issues here that aren't being discussed, from privacy and lawfull access to spam and spyware.
The full CIPPIC release is here, and here's the news story:
IT World Canada (20 Jan 2006)
A well-known public advocacy group has faulted Canada's major political parties for disregarding key Internet issues in their election campaigns.Matters of concern involving the Internet and individual privacy, free speech, and consumer rights have been largely ignored by all four main campaigns in the upcoming federal election, charged the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).