February 1, 2011 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Dan McTeague


Hon. Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, Canadian consumers and businesses are facing new and significant Internet fees and independent service providers will be forced out of the market if the CRTC's decision on usage based billing is permitted. Consumers and small businesses will have Internet usage capped at 25 gigabytes and pay more if that limit is exceeded.
Why will the Minister of Industry and indeed the Prime Minister not act now and instruct the CRTC to overturn, not just review, this regressive, anti-competitive and very costly decision to Canadians?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Telecommunications Industry
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