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Who are the key Ministers responsible for our digital future over the next 4 years?

It’s three months to the day since Canada’s election officially started - and today, after a gruelling 11-week campaign and 2-week transition period, Canada finally has a new Prime Minister.

Justin Trudeau was officially sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister earlier this morning. He also named his new Cabinet - 31 Ministers who’ll be responsible for guiding Canada’s ship of state over the coming years.

CBC News has the full list of Canada’s new Cabinet Ministers. Here at OpenMedia, we were watching closely to see who’ll be in charge of the key government departments responsible for our digital future.

Here’s a quick guide to some of those key Ministers, and the key digital rights issues they’re responsible for - we’ll be hearing these names a lot over the next four years.

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Daily Dot: What does a new government mean for Canada’s Internet?

Our own Josh Tabish and Laura Tribe tell us what to expect from the new government on Canada's digital policy. 

Article by Josh Tabish and Laura Tribe for The Daily Dot

Monday night’s results are clear: Canada now has a Liberal majority government. So what does that mean for the future of the Internet in Canada?

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The votes are in! Now here’s what’s next...

Well, what a night that was! Like many of you, the OpenMedia team was up late watching the results roll in, and working out what it all means for our digital future.

This morning as the dust is settling, the overall result is clear. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have swept to a majority government, meaning they’ll be able to govern without the support of any of the other parties.

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Geist: Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government

The election is finally over, and your OpenMedia team is looking forward to working with the new government on our Internet issues. This is a big opportunity for change, join us in the fight for a better digital future!

Article by Michael Geist
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This Monday, let’s get out the vote! Here’s all you need to know

It’s finally here! After the longest campaign in Canadian history, it’s time to cast your vote.

This election, the stakes couldn’t be higher on protecting your rights to privacy and free expression, closing the digital divide, and protecting our digital future. It could decide our Internet freedom for generations. If enough people get out to vote we’ll have a real chance to put our crowdsourced action plan into law.

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VancityBuzz: 18 awesome early voter photos from Instagram

It might surprise you, but people vote when they think everyone else is voting. 

This election is the most important Internet users have ever faced. The stakes couldn’t be higher for affordable Internet access, online privacy, and free expression. Don’t miss out, make sure your voice is heard!

Article by VancityBuzz

A record number of people voted in the advance polls this past weekend.

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