Monday, 11 April 2011

#NWT #Yukon #Nunavut #CdnPoli #elxn41 Join Michael Geist, Steve Anderson & Marc Garneau, #Liberal for a 2pm EDT live chat

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From: Marc Garneau, <>
Date: 11 April 2011 06:41
Subject: Join Michael Geist, Steve Anderson & me for a 2pm EDT live chat
To: George Lessard <>

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George -- 

Call it a no holds barred conversation about Canada's digital future.

Guest commentators Michael Geist and Steve Anderson will be joining me for a live chat about the Liberal Digital Canada Plan, unveiled in the Liberal Platform last week.

Then I'll take your tough questions on net neutrality, open data, open government, usage-based billing (UBB), copyright, the CRTC, Internet access and coverage, and anything to do with digital policy.

Click here to RSVP for the 2pm EDT live chat at You can also read the Liberal Digital Canada Plan, and submit questions here.

On May 2, you have a chance to shape Canada's digital future by helping us implement Canada's first national digital strategy composed of these major components:

  • Providing broadband access for all Canadians;
  • Safeguarding an open Internet;
  • Closing the Digital Divide;
  • Achieving a fair balance between creators and consumers;
  • Promoting Canadian content, culture and identity in digital media;
  • Opening the government to Canadians;
  • Promoting competition in a healthy business environment that rewards innovation;
  • Giving Canadians the Parliament they deserve
  • Modernizing the voting system;
  • Protecting Canadians from digital threats.  

Learn more about each of these commitments and RSVP for the live chat now.

During the live chat, in order to ensure a coherent conversation, we can only publish some of the comments and questions Canadians submit, so to ensure as many voices as possible can be heard, we encourage you to tweet into the #UBB hashtag, which we will be following closely.

We have also opened an Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread on Reddit, from which we will be taking the top questions.

RSVP for a reminder:

See you at 2pm EDT.

Marc Garneau



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