Tuesday, December 11, 2007

(Belated) Media Alert: Who Let the Blogs Out?

Here's a column I wrote which appeared in the Calgary Herald about a week and a half ago.

Topic: How the Internet will undermine Canada's "election gag laws."


Anonymous said...

Good piece!

I have virtually no doubt that once our politicians figure out ways on how to limit freedom of expression on the Internet, they will try to do so.

Protecting the Internet for free public discourse should be a very high priority item for true conservatives... guns, on the other hand, not so much!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Very good article.

The Internet - The last frontier of free political debate; for now.

Anonymous said...

this too will be supressed. only people who are willing to fight will keep their freedom. and i'm not talking about talking.

NB taxpayer said...

Great article!!!

Btw, US gag laws don't apply in Canada (and vice versa), as I'm sure you know.

So in retrospect, there's nothing stopping an American citizen on a computer south of the border (to advertise online) during a Canadian general election (without violating or breaking any law).

A somewhat similar instance came up when this guy sidestepped a publication ban put in place by Judge Gomery wherein he reported on the testimony given by Jean Brault. Why? Because the ban didn't apply to him as he was a US citizens.

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