Toronto Rally to “Stop the Meter”
Tired of having nothing to be politically passionate about like your Egyptian and Tunisian friends? Tired of worrying about Seasonal Affective Disorder during the height of Seasonal Affective Disorder season? Tired of being pushed around by Big Telco Money and Small Minded Lapdog Bureaucrats at the CRTC? Tired of rhetorical questions starting with the word “Tired” and using caps to make Tired Cliches look like Big Concepts? Of course you are and so am I. Together we can go to the next paragraph.
The CRTC has put forth a plan to sting everybody for using the Internet and making sure that Rogers and Bell can sell you television through their networks without any serious competition from other methods. Even people who get their news from CTV know this. But here’s the trick. It ain’t a law yet. For this to pass it has to be ratified by Parliament and last time I looked it was still a minority government. The NDP has already said they are against it (no surprise here). The Liberals are considering their options (ditto on the surprise thing) and there are probably more than a few Tories who think it stinks. The politicians need a push in the right direction.
One very effective group, “Stop the Meter” have set up an on line petition through their website and Facebook page. This Friday (Feb. 4) they are going to be at Dundas Square from 9am to 3pm but the “rally” is set for noon. Where are you doing lunch on the 4th? If you can’t make it at least check out and sign the petition. Usage Based Billing can be defeated.
ED Note: An even more effective means of expressing ones displeasure at the UBB ruling is to contact your MP directly. If you don’t know who that is (and we won’t judge you if you don’t), just head over to the official Find Your MP site and enter your postal code.