Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Harper steps into Web dispute - election coming?

Harper steps into Web dispute - The Globe and Mail:
"Prime Minister Stephen Harper is taking the unusual step of intervening in an ever mounting controversy over Internet billing.

Mr. Harper on Tuesday put more heft behind Industry Minister Tony Clement’s decision to launch a probe of a regulatory decision that raises the cost of Internet service, announcing he, too, is second-guessing the ruling."

The government needs to put Canada back in the game. The more Bell and Rogers profit from controlling the internet the more likely that Canada will lose the ability to participate in the worldwide information economy.
Of course it may just be some attention grabbing in anticipation of the upcoming election. "Harper cares about the Canada's future."