Provincial and Federal Finance Ministers are meeting upstairs
Fair Fees - Frais équitable
The federal government says it is concerned about high cellphone prices and is ordering the telecom regulator to review a recent ruling on roaming that makes it harder for some small wireless companies to provide inexpensive service.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a page from Stephen Harper’s populist playbook Thursday and instantly shot down a proposal to place a small cultural levy on Internet service providers (ISPs).
While ACORN and our allies were able to achieve successes for low-to-moderate income people - some announced in today’s budget and some last week on rent control - today’s budget makes it clear that we need to continue to pressure the Provincial government to make Ontario an affordable place for regular people to live.
Depuis deux ans, l’ACORN demande au CRTC que le coût de l'Internet à domicile ne soit pas soumis aux simples forces du marché mais qu'il soit plafonné.
Lower-income Canadians, fixed income earners and seniors should have access to “basic service” including broadband
ACORN members are disappointed that the 2017 Federal Budget, with $13.2 million over 5 years to “support low-income Canadians’ access to broadband,” is actually just a corporate subsidy and will result in no new money in the pockets of low income Canadians.
City councillors say cash stores target the 'most vulnerable'
Aujourd’hui l’annonce historique du CRTC était orientée dans la bonne direction en déclarant que le service à large bande était un service essentiel et en reconnaissant le problème d’abordabilité.