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“Less is Moore”: The best and the worst of the Honourable James Moore

As many of you have already heard, Industry Minister James Moore is leaving politics, today announcing that he will not be running in the upcoming federal election. Our community has had many ups-and-downs with Minister Moore over the years, and we thought we would spend a few minutes reflecting on some of his best moments, and some of his worst.

To honour the occasion, we issued a series of tweets detailing the rollercoaster ride of the past few years. As some of our long-time supporters will recall, Mr. Moore first came onto our radar as the Heritage Minister during our Reimagine CBC campaign, and later in his most recent role as Industry Minister responsible for, amongst other things, telecommunications in Canada.

Today we begin the process of saying goodbye. Enjoy the highlight reel below, with a few extra links out to learn more.

The Best of James Moore:

Even hardened, tireless pro-Internet advocates have to give credit where credit is due. Below you can find some of Minister Moore’s finest moments:


Learn more here: James Moore spectrum announcement hailed as a positive step forward to enable greater wireless choice and lower prices



Learn more here: Prevented Telus/Mobilicity takeover is welcome news, but more govt action needed to level playing field and ensure wireless choice


Learn more here: We won! Here are the top 3 ways Big Telecom will face financial penalties if they break the rules.

The Worst of James Moore:

Of course, parting can be such sweet sorrow. Especially when several crucial issues remain unresolved. Below you can see a re-cap of some of the things we wished Minister Moore had finished during his tenure as Industry Minister:



Learn more here: Open letter to James Moore: Close the loophole that lets Big Media threaten Canadians



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



Learn more here: CCPA Monitor: How the Digital Privacy Act S-4 Could Bring Copyright Trolls to Canada

What do you make of Minister Moore’s legacy to Canadians? Let us know in the comments below - and don’t forget to speak up for lower prices and greater telecom choice at


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