- Be kind. You’ll likely be connected to a staff member at your MP’s office, not your MP themselves. That staff member is just the messenger — so treat them with kindness and respect!
- If you get their voicemail, leave a message! Even if no one picks up the phone, a voicemail flooded with messages is just as impactful as speaking directly to a human.
- Take a moment to get familiar with your talking points before calling. When you click “MAKE THE CALL”, you’ll be immediately patched through, so read the three key points in the tool above before calling. And feel free to share with your MP why internet affordability is important to you, as one of their voters.
Why is this day of action so important?
The government and the CRTC have relied on Big Telecom for decades to connect everyone in Canada to affordable, high-quality Internet. But that strategy hasn't worked.
Too much Internet choice and affordability is a direct threat to Big Telecom’s world-leading profits and power in Canada. They’ve proven they’re willing to fight to keep our Internet too expensive, and make it harder for indie providers to offer you cheaper alternatives.
The government should be protecting us from these giants and their abusive business practises — but they aren’t. Instead, they’re backing Big Telecom when it counts, directly upholding unaffordable Internet prices across the country.2
Right now, they’re hearing from too many lobbyists, and not enough citizens and voters. But we can change the equation. We’re done waiting around for the Internet to magically become affordable under Big Telecom’s rule; we’re going to make the government listen to people, not telecom giants. Call your MP and tell them to bring cheaper Internet to your riding NOW!