Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, met with the citizen engagement organization OpenMedia.ca to discuss growing concerns with out of control Internet and mobile phone fees. The meeting reinforced what Elizabeth has heard from many residents, small businesses, and innovators – Canadians are being crushed by excessive fees for Internet use.
And if that isn’t bad enough, big phone and cable companies now want to also put pay meters on Internet use. This means we could be looking at a future where these corporations charge per byte for Internet use, the way they do with smart phones.
Internet pricing is currently under review by the CRTC, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, and we have a unique opportunity to stop this price-gouging scheme. The Green Party will continue to take a strong stand for fairness, your family budget, and our digital economy.
Canadians are joining together to send the CRTC a clear message, that we refuse to be gouged by big phone and cable companies by signing the Stop The Meter petition. Elizabeth May encourages everyone to join her in signing the Stop The Meter petition at http://www.StopTheMeter.ca
Together we can ensure all Canadians have access to an open and affordable Internet.