Ellen Roseman

Personal finance columnist at the Toronto Star and previously the Globe and Mail. My passion is consumer advocacy and making sense of money

May 28, 2021
Published on: LinkedIn
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Is the CRTC a captive regulator? Seems the Big Telecoms got what they wanted in a giant flip flop by Canada’s public interest watchdog. Terrible news for consumers.

Time for Justin Trudeau’s government to enact a campaign promise to install a Canadian Consumer Advocate for federally regulated telecom, banking and transportation-related sectors.

CRTC policy U-turn, after 6 years lobbying, restores market power of oligopoly incumbent telecoms firms. Bye bye innovators. Hello yet-higher consumer internet pricing. #regulation #purpose

CRTC flip-flop on wholesale internet rates could mean higher prices for consumers: critics