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Rural broadband spending should be priority in next budget: NDP MP

telecom | 02/21/2019 6:49 pm EST

Parliamentarians who stuck around the House of Commons for a Wednesday evening debate on a Liberal motion to take a hard look at Canada’s rural broadband gap said spending on underserved areas must be high up on the government’s agenda. “The NDP calls on the government to make the overdue, substantial investment in rural connectivity a priority in the 2019 federal budget,” NDP MP Wayne Stetski said on Wednesday, adding the 2018 budget didn’t do enough for rural Canadians who...