Candidacy Announced in Response to Citizens' Pledges to Vote for the Internet
VANCOUVER, April 18 /CNW/ - Sensing Canadians, especially youth, are
hungry for change and a positive vision for the future, The Internet, aka Net, has announced that they are running for Prime Minister of Canada.
A month after almost half-a-million Canadians stood up for the Internet by signing OpenMedia.ca's Stop The Meter petition, and only days after over 35,000 citizens took a pledge to vote for the Internet, Net followed Tuesday's Federal Leaders debate via Twitter and was shocked
when no one answered the call for strong digital leadership. Within
hours Net brought together a meeting of their closest and most trusted
advisers, and decided to file the nomination papers early this morning.
Net picked up an early endorsement from OpenMedia.ca, which hailed the candidate as one that holds the fundamental
democratic principles that should guide Internet governance in Canada. Net will be putting forward a platform unlike any other, based on principles
of openness and affordability.
"Canadians are not happy with what passes as leadership these days. We
need to shake this race up a bit. Net has strong foreign policy credentials, and a positive vision for the
future of Canada. This is a candidate Canadians will surely support."
said Steve Anderson, Net's Campaign Manager.
"I get to travel a lot," said Net, "and as a proud Canadian, I can
honestly tell you we're falling behind. The rest of the world is
quickly embracing the digital age; they recognize the future engines of
economic growth will require more speed, more affordability, and more
Net added: "Do we embrace the digital age and its full potential, or do
we get left behind? That's the choice facing Canadians in this
Net's campaign headquarters can be found at http://VoteNet.ca. Net can also be found on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/Vote4Net
This Internet sensation is sweeping the nation.
OpenMedia.ca is a national, non-partisan, non-profit public engagement
organization working to advance and support an open and innovative
communications system in Canada. Our primary goal is to increase public
awareness and informed participation in Canadian media, cultural,
information, and telecommunications policy formation.
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Vote Net Communications Manager