No AIDA is better than this AIDA - Canada should craft an 'agile' AI regulatory regime, but not short-change democratic deliberation to pass an ill-conceived bill

18 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2023

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Andrew Clement

University of Toronto - Faculty of Information

Date Written: November 8, 2023

Abstract

This is a brief submitted to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU) on Bill C-27 (Digital Charter Implementation Act). It reviews the shortcomings of the draft AI and Data Act (AIDA), particularly in relation to the flawed deliberative process led by the federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development's (ISED). It calls for the parliamentary bill to be sent back to the drawing board and re-drafted in line with recognized principles of 'agile regulation' that are consistent with democratic deliberation.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance, democratic deliberation, Canadian federal government legislation

Suggested Citation

Clement, Andrew, No AIDA is better than this AIDA - Canada should craft an 'agile' AI regulatory regime, but not short-change democratic deliberation to pass an ill-conceived bill (November 8, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4627500 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4627500

Andrew Clement (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Information ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G6
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