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New report shows Canada’s wireless rates are (STILL) among the worst in the world

Is the federal government trying to hide from results of this year’s report on telecom prices in Canada? Their silence today over the release of the annual Wall Report report sure makes it look that way - and having seen the results, it’s not hard to imagine why. Yet again, the annual report analyzing Canada’s telecoms prices reveals that Canadians are paying among the highest rates in the world.

The report compares Canada’s landline, cell phone, broadband and mobile Internet, and basic TV service bundles to those of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. (some of the most expensive countries around the globe).

How do we compare? Well, in short: we don’t. Across the board, Canadian telecoms services just don’t measure up. At 89 pages, the report is a long read. But it’s worth taking a look if you want to figure out how exactly how your plan compares.

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iPolitics: Senators were flooded with thousands of your emails over Bill C-51

Senators received thousands of letters from all of you! Thank you for speaking up, Canada! Let's keep up the fight until this reckless bill is repealed. We're demanding all party leaders to commit to repeal it, take action now at KillC51.ca

Article by Kristie Smith for iPolitics

Many senators say they’ve been stunned by the overwhelming flood of email they’ve received over C-51, the highly controversial Harper government security bill that passed a Senate vote earlier in the month.

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Topics: Online Spying

The Globe and Mail: Wind Mobile brings cell service to Toronto subways

Great news for subway commuters users in Toronto, and yet another reason to escape the high prices and rampant abuse of the Big Three as new options become viable for Canadians. We hope that other providers will follow Wind's lead, and that the CRTC and Industry Canada will take bold steps to improve mobile choice and affordability in Canada.

Article by Christine Dobby for The Globe and Mail

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Topics: Cell Phones

The Tyee: Liberal Plan a Tough Sell for C-51 Opponents

We want a Prime Minister who cares about our civil liberties. We need Trudeau and all party leaders to repeal reckless Bill C-51! Tell them to do so at KillC51.ca

Article by Jeremy J. Nuttall for The Tyee

Justin Trudeau will have to do more than pledge to fix what he calls a broken Ottawa to win back would-be supporters, say opponents of the recently-passed Anti-Terrorism Act. 

Topics: Online Spying

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