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Les membres du groupe militant ACORN ont manifesté devant les bureaux du Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications du Canada (CRTC), à Toronto, ce matin. Ils ont remis aux fonctionnaires un cartable regroupant plusieurs centaines de témoignages de personnes à faibles revenus.
Le CRTC procède présentement à un examen des services Internet que les Canadiens reçoivent. Le public a jusqu'à ce soir pour soumettre ses commentaires.
As the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission reviews the affordability of internet service in Canada, a national action group is calling attention to the difficulty low income people have getting online access.
ACORN Canada held a nationwide protest on Tuesday called Internet For All to draw attention to the financial barriers to internet access. ACORN describes itself as an independent organization advocating for low and moderate income families, with more than 70,000 members.
Many Canadians take surfing the net for granted, but not everyone can afford internet.
The average Canadian pays between $50 and $60 a month for internet.
Now the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is reviewing whether or not broadband internet should be considered a basic communication service.
Evan Coole from ACORN Canada talks to Rick Howe about his organization’s information picket today on internet costs.
A group from the Nova Scotia chapter of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now met in front of the CRTC building in Dartmouth on Tuesday to rally against high-priced Internet access.
“Right now, people are relying on libraries and community centres (for Internet) which are already packed with people,” said Jonethan Brigley, Dartmouth chairman for the Nova Scotia chapter of the group.
The association is an independent national organization of low-and-moderate-income families. Chapters from across the country delivered statements to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission about how crucial the Internet is to members.