TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Online Party of Canada (www.onlineparty.ca, Twitter @onlinepartyca) is a new, internet-based political party seeking registration in
preparation for spring elections in Canada.
As an independent organization, The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) "works to serve the needs and
interests of citizens, industries, interest groups and the government"
- says the website. However, Telecom Decision 2011-44 does not serve
citizens that much since it makes them pay more for less internet
service. Instead, it serves the big Telecom corporations to fend off
competition and beef-up their profits.
IT professionals across the country are baffled. Speed of computation
doubles every two years. Processing larger amounts of data costs less.
Networks get faster, etc. Websites deliver more media rich experiences
which consume more bandwidth. We need more bandwidth, not less! An
impressive number of Canadians, along with the smaller Telecom
companies, have taken to the web to vent out their frustration, but
CRTC routinely ignores petitions and protests. Along with Australia,
which is moving rapidly in the other direction, Canada is the only
developed country in this situation and moving further in the wrong
"This is a political issue," opines Mr. Michael Nicula, OPC Founder. "I
argue that our freedoms are at stake. Autocratic regimes tend to
squeeze internet usage (China, recent unrest in Egypt etc.) and for a
good reason: internet is the best source of information, unbiased,
uncensored, out of government control. But governments can shut it
down. Given that the decision was actually made, there is a good
indication that CRTC has the backing of the political powers and the
obvious support of the telecom lobby. Don't let this outrage go by,
take political action to save your right to unlimited information!"
A truly democratic party will quickly rally to support the will of the
people. As a truly democratic party OPC asked its members to vote and
comment this issue on the website:
"So far 100% oppose the CRTC Decision, and hence does OPC".
Join our online meeting tonight (Monday Jan 31, 10 PM EST) to discuss
this topic and much more. See www.onlineparty.ca for details. No registration necessary.
SOURCE Online Party of Canada
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