I don’t often want to get into political discussions here, but MP Marc Garneau makes a cogent argument in the National Post on the need for a national strategy on digital technology. The CRTC does some ad hoc decisions, the Supreme Court sometimes weighs in and a lot of stuff is being done by provincial phone companies. Where’s the overarching strategy that will encourage more Canadian tech successes like RIM? Should teenagers be taught defamation law in school (you can predict my vote on this). Are there going to be national standards on new technology, or will we just let the market prevail? M. Garneau promises to raise this at the next Liberal convention; I think we should have a national debate on it.
The National Post, Feb. 2 2010