Canadian telecom prices are a reliable pocketbook issue for politicians, just about guaran...

For years, the Liberals pushed for lower mobile and internet rates. Now they’ve dropped it. What changed? – Toronto Star

Canadian telecom prices are a reliable pocketbook issue for politicians, just about guaranteed to feature in every federal election campaign.This year, the NDP has pledged to impose caps on wireless and internet bills to bring Canadian prices in line with international averages, doubling down on a promise from their 2019 campaign.The Conservatives are taking more of a let-the-free-market-solve-things approach, with a promise to spur competition by loosening up the rules on foreign investment in the Canadian telecom sector. (The party has not specified whether it would go as far as allowing companies from the U.S. or Europe to buy Canada’s …

 

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