As the electioneering gets seriously underway, it will be interesting to see how the political parties align themselves with respect to mobility, the digital and creative economies, and education. Michael Geist has published a summary of the Liberal platform on digital economy goals – some of which impact on mobility issues. Here’s where you can find the whole platform. I couldn’t find an official NDP or Conservative platform document yet, but the NDP has four “practical first steps” here. The Conservatives have a website that you’re not allowed to duplicate in part or whole, but I imagine that the election platform will eventually show up on it at http://www.conservative.ca. The Green Party seems to have mapped out what they stand for in documents that you can find here.
On a related matter, here is the “radio essay” of Jian Ghomeshi talking about the lack of discussion so far about arts & culture during the election, including funding and … jobs. If the link breaks, you can find it on the Q website at CBC.ca. Remember, last time around Stephen Harper set off the election conversation about culture with his comment about rich people at galas, and the arts as an elitist luxury.
Also – I noticed that the post on the class blog just before this one was officially #100! Fitting, isn’t it, the night before our final class?