This is a page from the 2019 Canadian general election.

Technology

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Artificial Intelligence

Conservative

Apply regulatory standards for the ethical and secure use of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, and create a Canada Cyber Safe brand.

Green

  • Strike a parliamentary committee to examine issues related to development of AI with recommendations forming basis of a legislative and regulatory framework to govern ethical, environmental, social, and economic implications of AI tech.
  • Ban autonomous weapons.
  • Track automation.

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Cell service and broadband

Liberal

  • Ensure every person in Canada has access to reliable, high-speed Internet, with a goal to have 100% of Canadian homes and business with Internet access by 2030.
  • Cut monthly cell phone bills by 25% in the next two years.

NDP

Price caps on cell and internet bills, require companies to offer affordable, unlimited data plans for cellphones, require companies to provide basic plans for internet and sell service that meet needs of Canadians, and introduce a Telecom Consumers' Bill of Rights.

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Green

Amend CRTC regulations to increase competition in the provision of cellular and internet services, and decouple payments for cell phones from cell services.

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Cryptocurrencies

Green

Protect consumers and investors from cryptocurrency fraud or theft, and direct Revenue Canada and law enforcement agencies to develop practical methods for preventing the use of cryptocurrencies for money laundering and funding terrorism.

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Culture rules in digital media

NDP

Make sure Netflix, Facebook, Google, and other digital media companies pay taxes, support Canadian content in both official languages, and take responsibility for what appears on platforms.

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Internet taxation

Green

Remove exemption of taxes on advertising in social media platforms.

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Net neutrality

Green

Guard against threats to net neutrality.

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Privacy protections

Liberal

  • Create a Digital Charter, overseen and enforced by a more powerful Privacy Commissioner.
  • Place new regulations for large digital companies, overseen by a newly-created Data Commissioner.

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Conservative

  • Ensure companies collecting electronic data from Canadians have plain language terms of use agreements.
  • Form an expert committee with industry leaders to define binding cyber security standards for critical infrastructure sectors and penalties for non-compliance.

NDP

Strengthen privacy protections by boosting the power of the Privacy Commissioner to make and enforce orders.

Green

  • Require the Communications Security Establishment & CSIS to get a warrant before intruding on Canadians' communications.
  • Increase powers of Privacy Commissioner.
  • Regulate Internet privacy protections. Regulate social media platforms to have only verifiable identities can publish.

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Right to Repair

NDP

Make sure people have the right to repair electronic devices and other products at affordable prices.

Green

Enact Right to Repair legislation requiring producers to provide consumers or repair shops with replacement parts, software, and tools for diagnosing, maintaining, or repairing their products, and reset any security that may disable the device during diagnosis or repair.

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Science & Innovation

Conservative

Review innovation programmes to ensure they're supporting Canadian companies with patents, technologies, and economic benefits that remain national.

Green

  • Invest in scientific research and implement funding recommendations from Canada's Fundamental Science Review.
  • Enhance funding for granting councils.
  • Establish a portal for all government science to be available in a comprehensible form.

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Tech investment

NDP

  • Take a strategic, sector-specific approach to investments in innovation and R&D, focusing on development of low-carbon technologies.
  • Review federal procurement to encourage Canadian bidders.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship and start-up culture.

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Green

Strike a parliamentary committee to examine the implications of introducing 5G technology, including security issues and impacts on weather forecasting, and make recommendations on how and if Canada should proceed.