About the CRTC’s Campaign Trail Fodder for Northern Conservative Candidates

The CRTC did this morning what federal bureaucracies will do when they’re feeling their oats and issued a stern-sounding press release with a grand title (CRTC lowering rates for Internet services in northern Canada) but little real substance.

Instead, the government regulator outlined some half measures that will have very limited impact beyond handing northern Conservative candidates a pitch-perfect campaign trail boast: “Harper’s Conservatives lowered internet rates in the North!” Decide for yourself where that statement manifests within a politician’s fifty shades of brown.

Really, the CRTC just swung a Nerf bat in the general direction of northern Canada’s monopoly telecommunications utility, then shook its fist in the air menacingly… and walked away. Continue reading