The Liberals Shift into Neutral and Support Net Neutrality - The Intrepid

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Liberals Shift into Neutral and Support Net Neutrality

Gear Shift

Today, during question period, Marc Garneau, the Liberal Party MP from Westmount—Ville-Marie, declared his party's support for net neutrality. "Mr. Speaker, in a free and open democracy in the twenty-first century, in an innovative and progressive economy, no tool is more paramount than the internet," said Garneau. "The internet is the backbone of today's flow of free ideas and sharing. My party, the Liberal Party, supports the principles of net neutrality and an open and competitive internet environment."

The Liberals, the NDP, and the Green Party are the only parties that officially support net neutrality; the Bloc has yet to fully weigh in; and the Conservatives believe that the internet is an issue best left to the private sector.

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