Canada Free & Open Internet

Liberals come out in support of Stop The Meter

A huge stride has been made today for Canadians who want to Stop The Meter. Liberal technology critic Marc Garneau has announced that his party opposes Internet metering, and called on the Conservative government to reverse the CRTC ruling that allows it. This morning we asked you for help in bringing the Liberals on-side, and you delivered. We asked for 200,000 signatures, and as I write these words I see that we have well exceeded that goal.

A huge stride has been made today for Canadians who want to Stop The Meter. Liberal technology critic Marc Garneau has announced that his party opposes Internet metering, and called on the Conservative government to reverse the CRTC ruling that allows it.

This morning we asked you for help in bringing the Liberals on-side, and you delivered. We asked for 200,000 signatures, and as I write these words I see that we have well exceeded that goal.

The Liberals saw our numbers, understood how many Canadians want the meter stopped, and have acted. If you spread the word, you helped influence our nation's future today. Thank you.

Friends, when we started we brought the City of Vancouver on-side. Then came the NDP, and today the Liberals. This is a milestone for the open, accessible Internet. It's time to move on to the government in power - Conservatives, we're looking at you!

Newton's Cradle

Canada, we're winning! Let's not stop now! Sign and share the petition at www.StopTheMeter.ca.

For the Internet,
Lindsey

Check out the article from CBC.ca:

A CRTC decision that will force small internet service providers to restrict the internet service plans available to their customers should be reversed by the federal government, says the Liberal Party of Canada.

'We consider this decision to be anti-competitive because it does penalize the small internet service providers,' said Liberal technology critic Marc Garneau, shown here in a 2008 photo. (Canadian Press)"We consider this decision to be anti-competitive, because it does penalize the small internet service providers," said Marc Garneau, Liberal technology critic and MP for Westmount-Ville Marie, Monday.

"We hope that the current government will review the CRTC decision and reverse it."

Many smaller internet service providers rent network access from large ISPs such as Bell and use it to create retail internet service packages to sell to their own customers. Read more ยป

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