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Notice how ALL political parties were given this information. Only one party has used that personal information, the Liberals!
Here is the email my son received from Marc Garneau, that out in space Liberal MP:
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgHow low can the Liberals go? Using a public petition to gain email addresses of kids and then using them for partisan issues, is pretty low. My son wasn't impressed, neither am I. Needless to say, my son will NOT be signing with marc. It's actually kind of creepy.
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
Subject: UBB: Co-sign my CRTC submission
Industry Minister Tony Clement is all tweet, no action when it comes to usage-based billing (UBB).
Testifying in Parliament last week, he failed to present a vision for Canada’s digital economy or explain how the government will ensure fairness and transparency in building Canada’s Internet capacity.
The fight for an open web is far from over. As I write to you, officials at the CRTC are poring over thousands of submissions about UBB in a public consultation that you helped to force.
Working together, we must make sure the CRTC’s final decision lays the foundation for an open, competitive and affordable Internet. And the only way to do this is to show strength in numbers.
That’s why I’m calling on you to co-sign my submission to the CRTC right now by clicking here.
In my submission, I argue that the Internet is not simply a series of tubes, wires and towers owned and controlled by telecom companies. It is and must be an open network of people, connecting ideas and creativity.
The Liberal Party is calling on the CRTC to expand the scope of its study. In doing so, we join those fighting hardest for an open and competitive Internet, like the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP), OpenMedia.ca and others.
This is a critical moment for the future of Canada’s digital economy.
After five years in power, Tony Clement and the Conservatives still have no national digital strategy. And it took half a million voices rising in protest for them to wake up to the fact the CRTC’s UBB decision would have set back Canada’s digital economy even further.
Only Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party have shown leadership by taking strong positions on net neutrality, open government, broadband access, fair copyright, digital democracy and now usage-based billing.
We have until April 29 to make our voices heard. We support OpenMedia.ca’s letter writing campaign and we encourage you to visit their website to send a submission to the CRTC in your name.
We must win this fight once and for all so that we can begin building Canada’s digital future today.
Please co-sign my CRTC submission so that I can fight for you in Parliament with the force of thousands of voices behind me.
Marc Garneau, MP
Liberal Industry, Science and Technology Critic
Original Message ----------------
Subject: Stop Usage-Based Billing
I have no problem with the actual issue of the petition. I have a problem with the Liberals using information gained from a petition by a third party. My advise, don't give your information to sites like Open Media. Just like you shouldn't post racy pictures on facebook that your employer might see. Common sense.