DIGITAL LITERACY EDUCATION
Government officials at the provincial level should allocate the necessary resources to funding programs that are aimed to improve and expand universal digital literacy, while prioritizing vulnerable and excluded citizens through targeted and tailor-made initiatives.
A CANADIAN RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN
A public consultation should be conducted to investigate the possibility to adopt a Canadian equivalent to the European Union “Right to be Forgotten” legislation.
RIGHT TO VOTE
Our recommendation for policy makers would be to develop an easier, cheaper and trustable European e-voting system (by using new technologies such as the facial recognition and the block chain application) eventually to be used at national level. This solution would integrate (and eventually replace) the existing, expensive and traditional “voting in person and in one day” system. Moreover, we would recommend to extend the voting period (e.g. two weeks) to grant every citizen more time to vote. Finally, we would recommend to enhance and make the information flow between institutions and citizens more effective (and youth friendly) by using a more comprehensible language and the appropriate modern channels (e.g. social media).
RIGHT TO FAIR TAXATION SYSTEM
We recommend to create for all liable tax payers (and therefore 27 national subsystems linked to the platform) a common, public, secure, transparent and easy info-sharing platform regarding taxes dues and, with private access, (to be) paid by all tax payers (corporations, NGOs, private persons, associations, etc.). In this respect the use of new technologies is crucial such as big data, facial recognition, secured payment systems, apps and block chain.