Singh making pitch for more affordable cell, internet services

Singh making pitch for more affordable cell, internet services
In an exclusive interview on CTV News Channel Monday, Singh spelled out how his party would improve telecommunications services and make them more affordable.

"We re very confident that people deserve and need access to affordable data," Singh said, adding that he thinks Canadians are "effectively being ripped off."

The NDP plan includes:

Singh said that Canadians pay the highest amount for internet and cell phone service in the world. He said both Conservative and Liberals governments have "neglected" to take on Canada s "big five" telecom companies, but his party will.

The NDP have put forward an opposition day motion calling on the House to push the government to move forward on its plan right away.

"Given telecommunication services in Canada cost more than most other countries in the world, leaving far too many Canadians with unaffordable, inadequate or no service at all, the House call on the government to implement measures that will make those services more affordable,"
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