Internet policy and the federal election
We love the internet. A lot. Every day we learn more about its downsides, but there’s no doubt that we’re better off because of it. In seconds, we can connect with knowledge, creativity, job opportunities, and our friends and family all over the world.
But it’s an election year and there’s a battle looming over the future of Canada’s internet. From election meddling to cyberattacks, ‘fake news’ and beyond, there’s a growing number of lawmakers who think the internet is broken and that someone needs to fix it. Whether you agree or not, how policymakers respond will significantly impact our digital future.
Join us at Canadians Connected 2019
to discuss the digital policy issues facing Canadians in the
upcoming federal election.
September 25, 2019
11:30 - 3:30 PM ET
Infinity Convention Centre
or via webcast
None. To ensure that everyone interested can attend the event, we have made it free of charge.
Panel discussion: Federal election forum on internet policy
Leaders in Canadian internet policy will provide an overview of the issues, where the parties stands, and what they believe ought to be done. Learn more
Get your questions answered:
You’ll be in the room with some of Canada’s brightest minds on internet policy. We’ll make sure there are opportunities to ask your questions so you can learn more about the issues and become a more informed voter heading into the October federal election.
Exclusive learning opportunities:
Canadians Connected 2019 is also CIRA’s annual general meeting (AGM), so this is your opportunity to learn about what we’ve been up to, and what’s coming up next. Find out how CIRA, along with your help, is working to build a better online Canada.
Contribute to the direction of Canada’s internet:
Whether you are voting in the federal election or CIRA’s board of directors election, you can have an impact of the future of Canada’s internet. Join us to find out how.
Attending in Ottawa
Infinity Convention Centre
2901 Gibford Drive
Free parking is available at the Infinity Convention Centre.
Attending via webcast
Can’t join us in person? You can still participate by webcast.
Pre-registration for the webcast is required by September 23, 2019 at 8 PM ET.
Webcast links and login information will be sent to registered participants the day before the event. Please test your system in advance. If you have any problems logging in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note about membership
As per the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and CIRA's By-law, in order to participate as a voting member in the annual general meeting (AGM) either online or in-person, you must have been a CIRA member at least 21 days prior to the AGM (specifically, by end of day September 4, 2019) and continue to be a member at the start of the AGM.
Not a CIRA member?
Apply online! To be eligible to vote in the AGM and board of directors election, we recommend you submit your membership application by August 28, 2019 to allow time for processing.