Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any political party. I am a concerned Canadian Citizen, who is deeply worried about promises I am seeing made during the campaign, as well as attempted legislation that has been introduced during the last two Canadian Parliaments.
According to CTV 41% percent of Canadians want to vote for This GUY
Legislation that has been attempted to be implemented by the CPC (Conservative Part of Canada), that they have vowed will be pushed through if they form the next government:
Bill C-61 Copyright Reform from the 39th sitting of Parliament and Bill C-32 Act to amend the Copyright Act
While the Wikipedia Articles are very short and terse on the above legislation, both are poorly written, poorly thought out legislation. In Bill C-32 a provision was added to criminalize teachers who did not destroy their lesson plans & curriculum after a session of school. So a history teacher, who is teaching about the history of Great Brittan through the middle ages, who does not destroy their curriculum at the end of the year, and rebuild it for the next year, would be a criminal.
There are many great nuggets like that one located within the legislation. Because people see the word "copyright" they have no idea how it can affect them as an every day citizen. Or better yet, people respond "sure, but how do they plan to police such a policy?"
The CPC has an answer for you:
Canadian Tories' campaign pledge: We will spy on the Internet
That's right folks - George Orwell's 1984 Big Brother, currently seen in China, will be making its way to Canada if the CPC gets its way.
So do you like your freedom? Do you like Canada as you know it today? Learn about copyright, learn about electronic policy, and where your local Candidates and their parties stand on these policies.