The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

February 20, 2010

Bell Canada recently is so ready to sue others, first needs to sue itself.


  The  CRTC is not looking out for MY interests, as a tax paying citizen, but is an advocacy group for the monopolistic telecommunications giants…  The CRTC’s vice-chairman, Leonard Katz, spent seventeen years working for Rogers and eleven for Bell. Canada’s Telecom Telecommunications Policy Review Panel, tasked with determining regulatory framework, was led by the ex-owner of Inukshuk (sold to Bell/Rogers), an exec that played a huge role in the Bell & Microsoft alliance and a lawyer whose firm represents incumbent operators.  Canadian ISPs (Almost) Come Clean On Throttling
 I have many Blogs and as a result I am regularly on the internet, and often on the same internet sites, at all times too and and seven days a week, such as  and , etc., so I can really , directly, experientially notice when there is a internet web Brower connectivity access problem, variation.
I am really having a hard time how Bell who had advertised itself as the most reliable internet service provider and also the fastest now could thus be having problems in delivering their internet web Brower connectivity services to me when I do not live in the sticks, in some remote village but I live in the second largest city in Canada, Montreal.
Why the access discrepancies when yet  I  had trouble even accessing the Olympic hockey now..
Secondly Bell Canada advertises that it’s internet services are not shared as opposed to cable, so how can I thus have internet web Brower connectivity problems during weekends, when I assume more citizens, are trying to access their web browsers and the internet..
And finally what does my distance from Toronto have anything to do with the  internet web Brower connectivity accessibility as well? The only conclusion I can draw to presently is that Bell Canada is deliberately harassing Acanac customers, users thus. Is this so and what is being done about it too?
For instance I had noticed Network problems knocked more than 10 million Word Press blogs offline in a two hour outage on 18 February. But this was only a short, two hour break and not a regular occurrence like I am having with many other of regular sites access… said the problem was caused by a core router change at one of its data centre providers which “broke the site”  and security was not an issue and that the site had not been hacked or hit by a denial of service attack, yet even here there are now access delays

No one in the GOVERNMENTS, NEWS MEDIA,., CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES has yet even satisfactory addressed my basic complaints, concerns, issues here. Why is that? Public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant guilty persons, corporations still always also serves everyone’s best interest

Note this Dec 2010 I am still having the same problme ii had complained about months ago yoo to Bell- Acanac.

Canadian internet slow, expensive: Harvard – Canada ranks 19th out of 30 countries in broadband internet after measures such as speed and price are taken into account. (Jim Hannon/Associated Press) A new report from Harvard University says that contrary to what the CRTC had said. A new report from Harvard University says that contrary to what the CRTC states, Canada has some of the slowest and most expensive internet access in the developed world. Canada placed in the middle of the pack in terms of speeds offered but fared poorly in pricing, ranking 18th out of 30 for current-generation internet and 18th out of 19 for next-generation speeds, which are 35 megabits or faster. An editorial in the Globe and Mail on Monday said the federal government needs to take immediate action to stop Canada’s sliding position in broadband. Affordable, higher-speed internet access is necessary for Canadians to remain competitive with the rest of the world, the newspaper said.  “If we do not act with haste, the innovations that could employ our future work force could well pass us by.”  “Greed set in, plain and simple” ” So true. We have an internet service that runs on BS.” “I think we are all aware that we are being ripped off internet providers, but we are also being ripped off by phone and cable and satelite providers.  Wait a minute…. the same companies provide all these services. What a rip off. Time for a formal inquiry.” ” disband the crtc” ” What a joke the CRTC is. ”  “The CRTC is just a front for big business. Fire them. ”

Report: Canadian Internet lagging behind

Canada Mirrors US Broadband Policy, Gets Same Crap Results Dslreports We’ve watched Canada’s biggest carriers grow more powerful, while independent Canadian ISPs slowly have been fighting for their life. Canadian regulators like the CRTC, stocked with former Bell and Rogers executives, have repeatedly ignored anticompetitive attacks on small carriers. Regulators have tried to prevent wireless competitors from entering the market because they weren’t Canadian enough (aka protectionism). Cable’s biggest carriers are happily now imposing ridiculously low caps and high per gigabyte overages, while Canada’s falling down the rankings in terms of price per MB, speed, and broadband penetration.

GigaOm (blog) – Globe and Mail

Ignatieff’s Abortion Push Hurting Liberals’

Ignatieff’s Abortion Push Hurting Liberals’ Catholic Vote: Catholic Leaders

OTTAWA, Ontario, February 19, 2010 ( – Catholic leaders are warning that the Liberal Party could be in danger of losing Catholic votes in light of Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s push for abortion in the Third World.

Ignatieff has called on the Conservative government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to include abortion and contraception in Harper’s new initiative to promote maternal and child health care as president of this year’s G8 summit.

But the Liberal proposal has sparked strong reprimands from prominent Canadian Catholic leaders.

Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto, Canada’s largest diocese, rebuked Ignatieff in a February 4th statement, saying his advocacy for abortion and contraception as “fundamental elements” in maternal and child health care is “astonishing.”

“When there are so many obvious practical steps that can be taken to promote maternal and child health throughout the world,” he wrote, “it is sad to see Mr. Ignatieff introduce into the discussion this negative proposal, which in no way serves to improve the health of mothers or children, but which rather imperils the most vulnerable among us.”

“Even those who think that abortion should be allowed do not, however, propose it as a positive contribution to the good of society,” he wrote.

At the same time, criticism of Ignatieff from Canada’s largest Catholic newspaper, the Catholic Register, was so potent that it even drew the attention of the CBC, which published an article yesterday entitled “Catholic Register takes on Ignatieff.”  The Catholic national weekly paper’s February 5th edition ran with a cover page featuring a large picture of Ignatieff backdropped by poor African children, with the large headline “Ignatieff urges abortion for world’s poor.”

“As headlines go, most political leaders would probably prefer to avoid one like this,” writes CBC reporter Neil Morrison.

Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary also strongly denounced Ignatieff’s proposal in an interview earlier this month with the National Post.  “I thought it was pathetic for a political leader to suggest that abortion is somehow tied to the health of women and children,” he said. “It was a particularly crass remark in light of all the orphaned children we now see in Haiti.”

“It was absolutely incredible that he would say that and he is alienating religious people with these comments,” he continued.  “This will not win him votes.”

There is evidence that the Catholic vote is key to the Liberal Party’s election success; there is also evidence that Ignatieff’s radical abortion advocacy could endanger the party’s Catholic vote.

In a May 2009 paper, a group of Canadian political scientists analyzed the Liberals fall from power over the course of the 2000 to 2008 federal elections.  They found that the two “critical ingredient[s]” of their 2000 majority win were the support from Catholics and visible minorities.  But the number of Catholics supporting the Liberal Party dropped from 54% in 2000 to 30% in 2008, while support for the Conservatives grew to 40% in 2008.  Additionally, the authors found that in 2006 “views about abortion” had “a significant effect on the probability that a Catholic vote would vote Liberal.”

“Catholics and minority voters have been the twin pillars of Liberal dominance, but their support is clearly crumbling,” the report stated. “[The Liberals] have to go back to basics and rebuild their partisan base.”

Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor of Canada’s Catholic Insight magazine, pointed out that this is the second time Ignatieff has “called for the killing of unborn children.”  He said that the first time was in May 2009, when Ignatieff said “it is the longstanding view of the Liberal Party of Canada that women must have the right to choose.”

Fr. de Valk also warned that Ignatieff could be costing the Liberal Party Catholic votes.  He called on Liberal MPs to reject Ignatieff’s claim to speak for the party, stating, “If his claim stands, many Catholics and other pro-life Canadians will not vote Liberal in a coming election.”
Contact Information:

The Hon. Michael Ignatieff
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 995-9364
Fax: (613) 992-5880

Brother André becomes Quebec’s first saint Globe and Mail  Vatican City – Globe and Mail Update Published on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 7:34AM EST Last updated on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 7:35 AM EST On Friday Pope Benedict XVI approved sainthood for Alfred Bessette, commonly known as Brother André, 

From simple porter to saint Ottawa Citizen


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