Archive for May, 2008

Bell Hit With Quebec Class Action Over Throttling Practices

L'Union des Consommateurs and a Quebec consumer have launched a class action lawsuit against Bell Canada over its throttling practices.  The suit, which is seeking certification on behalf of all provincial subscribers, argues that the practices deliberately slowed consumer services and raises privacy issues.  It seeks a refund of 80 […]

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May 30, 2008 37 comments News

U.S. Report Says ACTA Deal Gaining Steam

While Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian officials continue to remain mum about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a report out of the U.S. suggests that there is considerable reason for public concern.  Congress Daily (sub req) quotes a high-level official from the USTR as indicating that the talks are gaining […]

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May 29, 2008 21 comments News

“Let’s Stand Up to Big Brother”

The Vancouver Province ran a masthead editorial yesterday calling for action against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The paper calls on Canadians to "act now before it's too late", noting that: One of the joys of living in the Internet age is the personal freedom it offers people to enjoy the […]

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May 29, 2008 16 comments News

Rogers Responds to Wireless Column

Rogers Wireless President Rob Bruce responds to my recent column on Canada's wireless crisis in a letter to the editor.

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May 29, 2008 11 comments News

The Angus Net Neutrality Bill

NDP MP Charlie Angus introduced his private member's net neutrality bill in the House of Commons this afternoon.  The short bill seeks to add transparency, neutral network management, and open devices to the Canadian telecom law framework: Network operators shall not engage in network management practices that favour, degrade or […]

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May 28, 2008 10 comments News