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OPINION: Freedom may never be a fourth national player, and consumers need more data

News | 07/28/2023 6:19 pm EDT
OPINION: Freedom may never be a fourth national player, and consumers need more data
PIAC executive director John Lawford testifies during the CRTC's hearing into telecom sales practices in 2018 /Photo via CPAC.

By John Lawford, executive eirector and general counsel of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

I wish to address the recent opinion piece in The Wire Report from Robert Ghiz, CEO of the recently rebranded Canadian Telecommunications Association. Mr. Ghiz is a personable former premier of Prince Edward Island. Now he is a diehard advocate for the large companies in the Canadian wireless business and now the large companies in the home internet market. He says: “Simply put, since the Rogers-Shaw-Quebecor transactions were completed, Canadian mobile wireless users are getting more for less.”

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