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Canadian NDP Leader Praises P2P Communities 169

newtley writes "The New Democrats' Jack Layton has become the first leader of a major Canadian political party to acknowledge the importance of the Internet during a federal election. He's using YouTube to carry his message specifically to the online community, launching it on P2Pnet. 'We don't want to see hidden fees and gouging and service slow-downs all in the interests of promoting the objectives of certain large corporations,' Layton says." Other party members have also spoken out against increased internet regulation. We've been following the Canadian net neutrality debate for quite some time.
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Canadian NDP Leader Praises P2P Communities

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  • Jack Layton (Score:5, Insightful)

    by nightfire-unique ( 253895 ) on Sunday October 12, 2008 @11:00AM (#25345461)

    I've been a Liberal party supporter my entire life. It ended the day the walked out on the omnibus crime bill vote to prevent the government from falling.

    I always like Jack Layton but I didn't spend much time reviewing his party, their voting record, or his speeches. After I decided to avoid the Liberals last year (or earlier this year.. can't remember) I started doing some real research. And I have to say, he is the first politician (at that level) I've actually admired. He speaks with a level of candor and immense credibility that is so rare.

    He seems to genuinely care about his fellow man, and want to solve conflicts rather than fan the flames.

    In short, he's precisely the opposite of this neocon wannabe we currently have running the country. Jack, if you happen to be reading this (and it wouldn't surprise me) you've got my vote. :)

  • Re:Bravo (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 12, 2008 @12:02PM (#25345767)
    I'm sorry but this is Canada, and so far no SINGLE MAN can be responsible for wrecking the country. Though that might change if Harper keeps spending. Give me a few actually reasons to believe you and I'll reconsider my opinion.

    Right now we have a government doing a lot a business with a country that isn't doing well and what do we get? Nothing but a sinking dollar, the US is a sinking ship and we keep investing towards them. If the Conversative government had balls it would be making Canada more of a powerhouse instead of playing poker with their American business.

  • by ip_freely_2000 ( 577249 ) on Sunday October 12, 2008 @01:06PM (#25346103)

    They're just to left-wing wacky on too many issues to be in power. I like them as a solid opposition though, they keep things relatively honest.

    I've been voting Conservative since I started making good money.....but their copyright stance is just stupid and American. I may vote Green this time.

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