Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Friday, March 4, 2011

Battling the CRTC Decision to Allow Usage-Based Internet Billing

Recently the CRTC made the decision to impose new fews on the majority of internet users in Canada.  The result of this decision would allow usage-based internet billing that many across Canada are seeing as price gouging, and rightly so.  The OpenMedia team is working with some of the best public interest lawyers, citizens groups, content creatores, indie ISOs and online service providers to campaign against the CRTC's decision.  Industry Minister Clement has taken the position that he will not allow the decision to be passed by the CRTC bu has not indicated as to whether he will accept the water-down version of that decision.  In the meantimes, as concerned Canadians there are three things you can do to get involved:

  • send comments to the CRTC via OpenMedia
  • 100,000 letters to the CRTC are needed so the Commission, Clement and other key decision makers know that we will accept nothing less than a fundamental change in the way phone and cable companies operate; send your letter now
  • support the campaign by making a small donation to Stop the Meter Fund


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