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Pirate Party champions Internet issuesThe Pirate Party of Canada, registered as a political party in 2010, champions issues attractive to young voters — traditionally seen as slackers unwilling to become overtly active politically. Drawing its name not from seafaring swashbucklers but from a drive to reform information, copyright and privacy laws and promote digital access, the party’s issues are not as insignificant as its name suggests.Debates over file sharing, usage-based billing (Internet service providers ending unlimited online access) and net neutrality (preventing providers from restricting Internet content or usage) were mainstream news last year.Beyond the Fringe: A look at the parties without seats The other parties: The Christian Heritage party The other parties: A Communist Manifesto for Canada

Pirate Party champions Internet issues
The Pirate Party of Canada, registered as a political party in 2010, champions issues attractive to young voters — traditionally seen as slackers unwilling to become overtly active politically. Drawing its name not from seafaring swashbucklers but from a drive to reform information, copyright and privacy laws and promote digital access, the party’s issues are not as insignificant as its name suggests.

Debates over file sharing, usage-based billing (Internet service providers ending unlimited online access) and net neutrality (preventing providers from restricting Internet content or usage) were mainstream news last year.

Beyond the Fringe: A look at the parties without seats
The other parties: The Christian Heritage party
The other parties: A Communist Manifesto for Canada

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