People in Canada have been burned too many times by broken promises of cheaper, more accessible Internet from the federal government.
Case in point: on August 15, 2020, former Minister Bains and federal Cabinet chose to side with telecom giants over the wellbeing of people in Canada. The government’s Order in Council decision on Internet wholesale rates stated that it thought the CRTC’s rates — the result of months of consultation and calculation — were too cheap, and might “undermine investment” from telecom giants.3
As expected, that head-scratching decision made Internet prices go up — smack in the middle of a global pandemic.4
People have been yelling from the rooftops since August that they need the government to fix this mess, and start giving Canada more Internet affordability and choice. Champagne deserves a shot to prove he’s the Minister who will make that happen.
Add your voice to the petition! Call on Minister Champagne to hold the government accountable and undo the 2020 price hikes!