The 2019 Canadian federal election is officially over, after months of heated debates between the parties covering a wide range of topics, from climate action to pharmacare to digital policy, a.k.a. the internet.
We're now looking at a Liberal minority government. And while the nitty-gritty details of how this will actually play out in reality are still in the works, with no party holding the majority of seats in the House, one thing is very clear -- the parties will need to work collaboratively for the next four years.
This means that the Liberals will need to carefully consult and negotiate with the other parties and before pushing forward any legislation. It also means that during this government, the voices of every party and every single member of Parliament are more important than ever.
It was rather impressive to see four of the major parties address issues such as cellphone affordability, internet access, privacy and taxation of digital platforms during the election. We even saw cross-party consensus across some of these issues -- which is a good sign for the future of our internet.
So where do each of the top four parties stand on digital policy issues? Here's a refresher.