In the absence of a solid digital strategy for Canada, the pro-Internet community — facilitated by the citizen engagement organization OpenMedia.ca — has worked collaboratively on a comprehensive report that puts forward a detailed plan for moving forward. The remarkable nature of this spring’s election illustrated the Internet’s effect on and role within the changing nature of social and political life. The Internet has shown itself to be an invaluable platform for political discussion and a critical tool for public engagement. This platform, however, is being threatened by large communications companies that seek to control it. Now, more than ever, Canadians must take action to preserve the connected future that the Internet makes possible. The OpenMedia.ca report, Casting an Open Net, lays out the technical, economic, cultural, and social reasons to advance and protect an open Internet in Canada, and shows that there is little reason to do otherwise. See the rest of the article on www.rabble.ca.