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 […]
Archive for May, 2008
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 […]
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 […]
Rogers Wireless President Rob Bruce responds to my recent column on Canada's wireless crisis in a letter to the editor.
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 […]