Election 2019: Who s in, who s out and the impact on telecom, tech - MobileSyrup
|MobileSyrup 22 Oct 2019 at 21:37|
As determined by analysts and pollsters, the Liberal party will hold a minority government. Results are still trickling in, but as of last night, the Liberals won 156 seats in the House of Commons 14 seats short of the 170 required for a majority.
The Conservatives won 121 seats, the Bloc Qubcois won 32 seats, while the New Democrat Party won 24 seats. The Green Party won three seats, and former Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould, who ran as an Independent, won her seat.
Incumbent Liberal Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains was re-elected . Bains is one of the few cabinet ministers in Trudeaus government that was not shuffled out of his role in the last four years. There is no guarantee that he will be the Innovation Minister again, but he held key files on telecom and tech policies.
During his time, Bains created a policy directive that required the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to consider affordability and fairness for Canadians when making decisions. He also has been involved in the decision regarding whether Huawei should be banned from participating in 5G network development in Canada.
Bains more recently also introduced the Digital Charter, a 10 point principled plan that would guide policymakers on future legislation of digital platforms. The Digital Charter does not have any concrete forms of regulations.
Trudeau , incumbent Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. The former minister has been a Parliamentarian for 30 years and was the only MP to hold a seat in Saskatchewan.
Goodale was very involved in the decision regarding Huawei and announced that a decision regarding the Chinese telecom giant wont be made until
Yves-Franois Blanchet, Matthew Dub
For the first time, Bloc Qubcois leader Yves-Franois Blanchet won in his riding and pushed incumbent NDP MP Matthew Dub from the seat. Dub was the public safety critic and was very outspoken about the
Throughout his election campaign, Blanchet was also vocal about taxing big tech giants.
Incumbent Justice Minister David Lametti has been re-elected, but its important to note that he may not hold the same title again. Lametti was only recently appointed as Justice Minister.
In the role he could eventually have had the final say concerning the extradition case of Huaweis global Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou. Before taking on the position, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to Bains and was heavily involved in technology policy creation.
Bernadette Jordan, the , has been re-elected . Jordan was recently appointed as the Rural Economic Development Minister by Trudeau. Shortly before the election was called, Jordan announced the Connectivity Strategy , which detailed how the Liberal government would connect 100 percent of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2030.
Charlie Angus, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Bob Zimmer
NDP MP Charlie Angus has also been re-elected. He was consistently vocal on many topics relating to tech ethics . Notably, Angus was outspoken about Googles sister company Sidewalk Labs building a futuristic, smart city in downtown Toronto.