Net Neutrality in Canada

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November 25, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

McCarthy Tétrault LLP
66 Wellington Street West, Suite 5300
Toronto, Ontario

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Network neutrality has been one of the most contentious Internet public policy issues of the past decade. The presentation will discuss what is at stake from a public interest perspective and highlight some of the lessons that Canada can learn from other countries that have grappled with similar issues.

The talk will draw on the recently published article: John Harris Stevenson and Andrew Clement, Regulatory Lessons for Internet Traffic Management from Japan, the European Union, and the United States: Toward Equity, Neutrality and Transparency, Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 9-29 available at:


Andrew Clement
Professor, University of Toronto – Faculty of Information

Andrew Clement is a Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he coordinates the Information Policy Research Program and is a co-founder of the Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative. His PhD is in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, where he has a status appointment. Clement has had longstanding research and teaching interests in the social implications of information/communication technology and human-centred systems development. His recent research has focused on public information policy, internet use in everyday life, digital identity constructions, public participation in information/communication infrastructure development, and community networking. Clement led the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), and was co-PI for the Community Wireless Infrastructure Research Project (CWIRP). Clement is currently the principal investigator of the Performing Identities project and a co-investigator in the 7 year New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting project. See:


Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


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