Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland refrained from action in the banking sector despite the need for reform in a critical area of the economy that has too often been slow to change.
These regulatory measures are based on economic assumptions that do not hold water, and they will only end up hurting Canadian consumers.
The bad news for the government is that most of the people who have heard of the bill disapprove of it. The good news, then, is that barely anyone is aware of the controversial bill now winding through Parliament.
Excluding the internet from regulation was an inspired decision. It has contributed to a burst of creativity, innovation, and new opportunities for Canadian creators and producers by massively expanding their market reach to a global audience.
Strict data privacy laws and prohibitions against sharing data across platforms would undermine an industry to which we are all just digital cows, our likes and dislikes, our appetites and perversions, milked by server farms for profit.
Big tech platforms serve as an etheric parrot that collects information on our impulses and mirrors back the content we find tantalizing
From complacency and inaction, we swing to panic and action, then slowly forget and return to complacency