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Parties take on phone bills, internet prices in election platforms

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Liberals and NDP have said price caps might be the answer, while Conservative MP Dan Albas said that would ‘knee cap’ investment.

NDP MP Brian Masse, left, and Conservative MP Dan Albas, right, say the Liberals haven’t done enough to address internet access and phone bills and were critical of summer funding announcements by Rural Economic Development minister Bernadette Jordan, centre, as a PR stunt to ‘give the facade that Liberals are taking action’ on the file. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file

Unlike the 2015 race, affordable cell phone and internet bills—and better access in rural areas—are shaping up as key campaign planks so far this election, say consumer advocates, who are praising party pitches so far as a step forward but caution they’re short on details.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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