You Know Bill C-30 Is Bad When Even Bell and Rogers Don't Like It #TellVicEverything

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Fri, Feb 17th, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Canada's Bill C-30 is a piece of legislation written by the conservative party that would turn the Internet into a giant spying machine. It would also require ISPs to make the needed changes to allow for this. As this article in the Huffington Post points out, Canadian Telecom giants are not impressed:

The price tag for carriers could be significant, and it's unclear what kind of compensation will be offered, said Bernard Lord, president of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

"These new undertakings could generate significant costs, and the question remains whether the government will compensate those costs," Lord said in an interview.

The association represents companies including Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Telus, which provide wireless services to millions of Canadians.

"I don't think we should ask law-abiding citizens that are using Internet services or wireless services to pay more on their bills because the government decides that the police needs extra tools to investigate," Lord said.

I'm concerned: when the major telecommunication players who usually milk their users for every dime possible while providing the shittiest service in the world are concerned about this, you know for sure that this piece of legislation is downright awful.

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