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June 14, 2018

Federal telecom regulator to investigate Canada’s largest telecommunications companies

The Coalition that includes Bell, CBC, Rogers, Quebecor Inc   they first should get their own houses in order, stop the lies, false misleading advertising.

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No one should think that the bad press that Bell gets will encourage them to change their behavior. . The way they do business based and the consumer complaints   is unlikely to change the way this company behaves.  The Canadian government should do something about this as it is unacceptable that Bell is allowed to get away with bad, poor, immoral behavior like this.

The Government of Canada has ordered the federal telecom regulator to investigate Canada’s largest telecommunications companies for high-pressure sales tactics, demanding a public inquiry into the issue after a series of media reports revealed questionable practices.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced Thursday that it directed the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to investigate and report on sales practices in light of serious concerns over misleading or aggressive sales tactics.

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Demand for a public inquiry into sales practices at Bell

BELL STILL LIES

 

Public exposure and full prosecution of the guilty serves everyone’s best interest

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January 24, 2018

Demand for a public inquiry into sales practices at Bell

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“Bell delivers the highest quality to our customers on-time and within budget. Bell’s performance is driven by experienced on-site management, the best trained craftsmen in the industry and a workforce focused on safety and quality.

“The call to hold a public inquiry into sales practices at Canada’s major telecommunications service providers is growing, on the heels of more allegations of wrongdoing inside the industry.

Two consumer groups — OpenMedia and the Consumer Council of Canada — say they support a call earlier this month by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), which urged the federal telecom regulator to investigate high-pressure sales tactics by telecom employees.”

A “technical support” employee working for Bell at a third party call centre in Orillia, Ont., that’s owned by Nordia wrote to say he’s frustrated that he’s expected to push a service called “Bell Tech Xpert” even to customers who need help fixing something as simple as connecting to their home Wi-Fi.

Employees from both Bell and Rogers retail stores have also contacted Go Public, describing managers’ unscrupulous tactics they say are used to get them to push products that customers don’t need and often can’t afford.

They write about being encouraged to hide fees attached to products, tack on services that aren’t requested, and to prey on people who seem vulnerable — including low-income and older people — to hit sales targets. ”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crtc-public-inquiry-telecom-high-pressure-sales-1.4498973

Many Bell customers are on a limited income, and selling some of the company’s products to such people who clearly cannot make use of them isn’t a concern for the “higher-ups.” It’s a lot like those scammers who prey on the elderly.

Bell’s shareholders’ happiness is the most important thing  for them in the whole world. Out of the big 3, Bell is the most aggressive on selling products to customers. It is like  dealing with a salesman from a car dealership. It’s always, the deal ends soon, buy now! or bundle your services to save more!  A too common travel agent , real estate practise too.

No one should think that the bad press that Bell gets because of stories like these will encourage them to change their behavior. . The way they do business based and the consumer complaints   is unlikely to change the way this company behaves.  The Canadian government should do something about this as it is unacceptable that Bell is allowed to get away with bad, poor, immoral behavior like this.

THE KETTLE  CALLING THE POT BLACK,  BELL ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIARS, ALONG WITH OTHER THIEVES WANTS JUSTICE.. HA HA HA  

A Coalition that includes Bell, CBC, Rogers, Quebecor Inc  and Cineplex wants to end illegal streaming of content, urge CRTC to establish agency to help locate piracy websites, to locate and shut down websites that are portals for illegally obtained video and audio content,  have banded together to create FairPlay Canada.

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They want to forbid  access to TV shows, movies and music from websites that don’t pay for the content that they stream to consumers, should lower their own prices first. They first should get their own houses in order, stop the lies, false misleading advertising, bribes, kickbacks and pirating software themselves.   ” Groups who steal and re-sell content without permission are breaking the law “. and so do they as well..

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More recently, the companies used a strategy to target TVAddons, a Canadian-controlled website  in which the telcos used a civil search warrant (known as an Anton Piller order) to access the home of Adam Lackman, a Montreal man who owns the site, as well as the copyright issues in the case. Their actions are documented    which chronicle abusive conduct that included hours of interrogations without the ability to consult a lawyer along with efforts to obtain new evidence (as opposed to preserving existing evidence).   A  judge’s findings indicate that the telcos went far beyond acceptable conduct in their efforts to shut down the sites.

They now want   the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications   commission to use its power as a regulator to require Canadian internet service providers to shut down access to the pirated material. They also want the CRTC to set up an independent agency to help locate the pirate websites.  Critics expressed concern about a lack of court oversight in deciding which websites would be banned  and the suppression of a free net. “It will undoubtedly lead to legitimate content and speech being censored online, violating our right to free expression and the principles of net neutrality, which the federal government has consistently pledged support for.” The proposal “would essentially create an official internet censorship committee within the federal government, and open the door for overreaching censorship in Canada.”

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April 1, 2017

BELL STILL LIES

Filed under: Bell,Computer,Consumer Protection — thenonconformer @ 10:21 am
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Montreal, Quebec I pay $250 a month for Fibe tv, & internet .. I don’t appreciate being lied to! Our service actually goes out often.. they claim it never gets interrupted ..
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I cancelled my tv service she because the reception would come and go and twice
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We have SERIOUS issues with our internet. It’s absolutely DISGUSTING!!! It’s RARELY available and when it is, it’s so slow i have flashbacks of dial up!!
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Oh and they make you believe you have amazing internet speed because you’re not sharing with the general public. This is complete BS. As soon as anyone is on the internet with ONE device, all of internet connections are USELESS. They are so slow that a signal is usually not even detectable!
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Finally Bell will get sued.. I suffered a lot with them, they have the worst customer service I ever seen, prices going up regularly, unexplained charges. They fool people of promotions for 6-12 months and then you spend the rest of your life paying for overpriced service
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such a waste of time and money being with them … losers … It’s a totally scam.
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I’ve been given every song and dance from Bell about our poor service. The node is almost 2kms away and our so called Fibe is always going down and we are always on the phone with Bell. In fact, this week we received a new customer service contact number in mail for being a preferred customer. I don’t want a special number I want good service so that I don’t HAVE to call Bell.
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I just had this argument with Bell this week . They are saying I am with Fibe ( fiber optic) and I am saying no Fiber optic here only copper !!
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I for one can verify that the so called “Fibe” uses the old phones lines in the basement of my apartment building – no fiber optic cable – then it connects from my phone jack to the modem – it’s basically DSL with the illusion of a Fibe network with a premium price tag
It was my biggest problem having fibe was the maIn box down my street. Have internet that was down more than up withbell fibe. They said not enough room in the box… so i was the final one jammed in and they needed to build a new entire box but 7 service calls could jot get that done! So I quit bell ! After the months of grief and torture with the customer service which isnt any service at all. Ill be watching and waiting to get some money back
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There is nothing lightning fast about my FIBE connection.
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I fully agree with all the comments regarding poor technical and customer service. I have so many service outages that it is frustrating. I used to call technical service and after so many calls I realized thay have two steps, first you contact a person that asks for the problem then this person tells you to do this ando do that and you do it and nothing happens so he transfers you to a higher level where yo have to repeat the process again and with no definite results. Then they decide that a technicien has to come to your house to fix the problem. So, they schedule the technicien who comes to your house, spends a couple of hours doing the same things that you were asked to do on the telephone with technical service. The system works ok for a couple of weeks and there it starts again.
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When something is advertised, a company is expected to deliver what they advertise. A customer shouldn’t have to do any kind of research.  Wrong advertisement is the problem here.
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Bell connection really sucks and their technology requires cables at different places.
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I’m paying $175 for 2 years. They told me I would have my own fibre optic line coming into my house and that my service would be better than on Rogers. That wasn’t true. They installed copper line into house and my internet is slower than it was with Rogers. It cuts out just as much.
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 Seriously though, it’s better to just avoid Bell services. Unlimited 3rd party Internet can cost as little as $40/ month and you can stream anything you want online.
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Bell customer service has not been very good. I am glad attention has been brought to them. We are all getting screwed!
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 I have quite the story when it comes to Bell!!! They are liars and they have the most incompetent customer service ever.
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Google the decades long close to ‘heart wrenching complaints against Bell ‘ with most being unresolved and that to this day continue – and then Bell Shareholders wonder why their shares continue to either plummet or at best stay stagnant? Bell Executives should be taught: “A company is only as good as its management”… Especially (Bell Quebec) – Bell Satelite management – it’s an OMG disgrace that is almost impossible to describe.
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Bell are crooks!!
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It is about time someone put a stop to the Bell’s misrepresentation.
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Every month I have a anxiety attach when I get my bill!! I CANT STAND THEM! I also hope someone from bell reads all this!
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I fight with them every month since 2010 my bill is never the same …..Service sucks
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Bell misleads customers…period, not just with five, with all services.
I had that exact anxiety for 6 years until I cancelled the service
So happy I switched to Vidéotron last year! Bell sucks! They are liars and cheaters!
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 poor suckers thinking bell is a good product
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I can say ,totally robbed by the internet service I am getting from bell. I am paying almost $60.00 monthly , very slow connection & kill most of the time , in browsing to get what I am searching & waiting for almost more than one hour to speak a representative, by phone.
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So, Bell lied again! Surprise, surprise.
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I also have problems with bell
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My bell “Fibe” service drops at least 4-5 times a week and pixelates everyday!!!! And they don’t have a solution to this problem!!!
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Oh wow , i really thought my case was isolate
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http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/class-action-suit-claims-bell-fibe-service-misleads-customers

January 19, 2017

anonconformer 7,337 pages

Canada’s bad police officers

Should we deport all Muslims from Canada

QUEBEC the second largest PROVINCE in Canada holds 75 seats AND cannot be ignored.

Too many Doctors are mainly selfish, self centered, want to get rich fast

More competent doctors are needed and not more useless nurses or more beds

Canada’s monopolistic , self serving, greedy , immoral telecommunications firms

Racism in Canada

New Project hopes to slash actual residential car speed limits

Hospital deaths account for half of deaths annually

February 28, 2016

Infections- old problems in Hospitals

 Canadian health care is high price yet low quality  .   According to a study released  by Vancouver’s Fraser Institute, despite heavy investment in health care, the quality of Canada’s care is “moderate to low” by most measures. Canada doesn’t get much bang for all those taxpayer bucks. Too many people  are too indifferent cause they falsely do think it is someone else job to deal with it.

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The University of Regina is warning about an increase in gastrointestinal illnesses, often associated with food poisonings, dirty unwashed hands,  and very contagious next,  on campus. The university said Friday it is taking the matter seriously and working with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region in light of the increase in cases. Extra cleaning by housekeeping and custodial staff is underway around campus to stop the illness from spreading. People who have experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches are being asked to stay away from public places for 48 hours after their symptoms have cleared. For people working where food is served, they are asked to stay home for 72 hours after recovering from symptoms.

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Gastritis means inflammation of mucus lining of the stomach.
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Gastritis is a common medical problem. Up to 10% of people who come to a hospital emergency department with abdominal pain have gastritis and yet most hospitals still tend to respond very poorly to it. Why?

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Gastritis is a very troublesome disease and can give rise to many life threatening problems, if it is not treated in time.  There are several causes of gastritis. The most common causes of gastritis are: Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, Potassium supplements, Iron tablets, which may explain why many elderly patients have it too. Infections with bacteria, viruses, or fungi can cause gastritis. Worldwide, the most common cause of gastritis is infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Viral or fungal gastritis may develop in people who have had a prolonged illness or an impaired immune system. For some people, a drug allergy or food poisoning can cause gastritis.
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Atrophic gastritis is a form of gastritis found particularly in the elderly, where stomach cells are destroyed, potentially leading to pernicious anemia.The main symptoms of gastritis are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness. There is pain and discomfort in the region of the stomach. Other symptoms are a coated tongue, foul breath, bad taste in the mouth, increased flow of saliva, scanty urination, a general feeling of uneasiness, and mental depression. In more chronic cases, the patient complaints of heartburn and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, especially after meals. Generally, treatment for gastritis involves antacids and other medications aimed at reducing stomach acid, relieving symptoms, and promoting the healing of the stomach lining, as acid irritates the inflamed tissue.
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Gastroenteritis (also known as gastro, gastric flu, tummy bug   and stomach flu, (although unrelated to influenza) is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine (see also gastritis and enteritis) and resulting in acute diarrhea or by severe vomiting.. Infectious gastroenteritis which can often be seasonally common even in Hospitals now too may be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. And it is important to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections in regard to the treatment as well.. Bacteria, and parasites  can be treated with antibiotics but Viruses do not respond to antibiotics .  Noroviruses are the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks worldwide, and may soon eclipse rotaviruses as the most common cause of severe pediatric gastroenteritis. Norovirus gastroenteritis can cause significant morbidity and mortality among children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. Also rotavirus, norovirus, gastritis, gastroenteritis, C-DIFFICILE, ARE ALL VERY QUICKLY SPREAD BUT NOT SO EASILY CURED and what many media fail to report is that both doctors and nurses themselves are too often the biggest carriers.  

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A hospital emergency room might not be the best place for the sick  and elderly. The risk of acute infection – mostly respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses – following a trip to the emergency room is three times higher among the  elderly.. Long-term care patients who spent a few hours in an emergency facility were  more likely to get sick in two to seven days after returning to their nursing  homes.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/this-has-been-going-on-wrongfully-for-ages-unchecked-still/

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Now  a St Luc Hospital nurse too easily  quarantined my mother as having a contagious disease in the hospital as a merely hunch, prevention medicine, a bad nurse practicing medicine, being a doctor without a license. So when I personally  next asked the nurse what specific disease my mother  had that  she was caring, curing her for, was it a Novavirus? Next the nurse  had  replied that she did not know, and she did not read the charts,  and what was she treating my mother then for? Merely going through the pretentious motions of caring for the patient again and again?  So next  I had asked the visiting Gastritis doctor as to what proof he had that my mother was sick with a contagious disease and  what the disease was called and he next replied to me that was a good question, he needed to look into it for he did not know himself.. The doctor next lifted the quarantine.   What about getting real medical care.

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It is also very unacceptable that the Canadian federal government is so readily to take credit for any of it’s programs but it falsely passes the buck when it has to be held accountable especially for medical inadequacies, or  the police inadequacies too.

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AS USUAL I OFTEN ALSO DO ENCOUNTER THE CANADIAN OSTRICHES WHO SAY PUT YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND, DON’T WORRY EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE. DREAM ON.. ALL IT TAKES FOR EVIL PERSONS TO CONTINUE DOING EVIL IS FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.
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Which now reminds  me when was the last time actually that a medical administrator,  doctor, nurse, hospital worker was charged with criminal abuse of a sick person too?

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see

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/c-difficile-the-shit-disease/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/rescuing-the-perishing-caring-for-the-dying/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/thousands-and-thousands-crooked-persons-still-exist-in-montreal-quebec/

 

February 19, 2016

Major price gougers are still at it

The mobile phone carriers make  money – lots and lots of money and it’s simply too easy for them to get more greedy with the easy money

 

CRTC rejects plea from small internet providers seeking wireless access.  CRTC shuts down appeal on wireless access filed by smaller ISPs Ruling means cellphone bills likely to remain high. The CRTC  has been facing the usual complaints about carrier collusion, as well as hearing arguments from smaller Internet service providers about a lack of competition in the wireless industry.

Do you think your cellphone bill is too high? it is about to get much higher. and it’s going to stay that way thanks to a CRTC decision that nixes the possibility of dozens of new wireless carriers springing up, consumer advocates say. Not the first time the CRTC is in bed with the Canada’s big communication industries

Canadians typically pay about $46 US per month for wireless service, or nearly double the $25 average among 22 developed nations, according to a 2015 report from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Canadian wireless carriers are also exceptionally profitable, and ranked near the top of the survey in earnings.

 

The previous Conservative government fought an at-times vocal war against the big carriers, and attempted to inject new competition into the market through special auctions of wireless spectrum. Up to the useless Lieberals  now to do something about continually increasing wireless bills — the Big Three all recently announced price hikes —  ” We need relief for consumers and businesses who are being hit hard,” CRTC’s Rejection Of Access To Big Telcos’ Networks ‘A Licence For Price-Gouging,’ OpenMedia Says “In effect, this amounts to a licence for price-gouging, as our telecom giants can continue to block new providers and charge Canadians exorbitant prices,”

 

CRTC is showing inconsistency in its approaches to wired broadband versus wireless. There is much bigger profit in the wireless sector..

 

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/your-internet-provider-could-be-short-changing-you/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/can-bell-do-its-job-and-provide-me-now-their-proper-services/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/bell-shaw-and-rogers-still-cant-seem-to-provide-good-customer-services-why/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/bell-bce-canadas-bad-giant/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/once-again-the-big-firms-like-bell-tend-not-to-respect-the-laws/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/bell-canada-included-now/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/crtc-rejects-bell-plan-for-wholesale-internet-billing/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/the-rich-get-richer-bell-included/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/the-telecommunication-giants-bell-rogers-included/

 

November 16, 2015

The no good Liberal government in Quebec and Medicare user fees

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THE GOVERNMENTS CAN ALWAYS FIND MONEY FOR WHAT THEY WANT BUT NOT FOR THE CITIZENS

The   provincial auditor’s report   had  said that the government has lost control of physician salaries. Quebec overpaid specialists nearly $400-million since 2010, the auditor found. Critics pointed out that Mr. Couillard and Health Minister Gaétan Barrette – both former specialists – are doing nothing to recover the overpayments while they cut daycare, dental services for poor children and a host of other services. “It’s austerity everywhere in Quebec except for the physician colleagues of the Premier and the Minister of Health,” Parti Québécois Leader Pierre Karl Péladeau said.

The introduction of user fees is a serious threat to universal care, the critics  have said, including the Canadian Medical AssociationQuebec Medical Association, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, and Médecins québécois pour le régime publique (MQRP as they had asked the Quebec Government to hold off on regulating fees in October.

Charging patients at doctors offices and clinics for medically necessary care is not acceptable. It strikes at the heart of the principle that access to health care should be based on need rather than ability to pay

Some  physicians  have already  outlined two choices to Quebec patients,  pay $250 up front for a quick test on the spot at the clinic or wait three months for a hospital appointment.

The  hidden charges billed for care, medication and services included — $600 for eye drops, $30 for filling out a form, $25 for a five-minute phone consultation, or renewing a prescription, and $135 for an ultrasound at a clinic that served as an overflow for a hospital. and it confirms extra or shady billing threatens access to medical services and care as  billing patients directly is not a marginal practice. It’s widespread among family physicians and specialists.

Many are feeling indignant about the injustice of having to pay amounts they considered exorbitant for medical care. Some said they could not afford to pay — they needed the money for groceries or rent.

Adopted last week, the Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s Bill 20 included a set of amendments to legalize fees charged to patients in clinics for insured services, commonly called “accessory fees.” The list of regulated ancillary fees will come later, after the government hires an independent accounting firm to determine real costs.. The public was not consulted  on  Bill 20

Citizens are  calling on Quebec government  to suspend the extra fees and on the new federal Health Minister Jane Philpott “to act immediately to force Quebec to respect the Canada Health Act,” 

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Canada’s ridiculous Health care system is now also very poorly managed, in fact it is mismanaged for decades too, just like all of the federal and provincial   civil public servants, RCMP, cops, now are as well and all now undeniably too..  Putting more of your tax dollars to cover the poor , pretentious, inadequate work of our politicians, civil and public savants is a continual waste, an attempt to fill a bucket full of large draining holes.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/more-competent-doctors-are-needed-and-not-more-useless-nurses-or-more-beds/

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see also  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/medicare-do-you-are-if-you-live-or-die/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/even-many-doctors-are-mainly-selfish-self-centered-want-to-get-rich-fast-too/

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October 26, 2015

Your Internet provider could be short-changing you

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In the last year 2/3 of users complained about the internet in Canada, even that it  is too costly, Bell got the highest number of complaints.

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We all should be really concerned now whether Internet service providers  such as Bell, Verizon are misleading customers with slower-than-advertised speeds.  Your  Internet provider could be mostly  short-changing  You, consumers by charging them for faster broadband speeds and failing to deliver the speeds being advertised. Now  each company should  provide copies of all the disclosures they have made to customers, as well as copies of any testing they may have done to study their Internet speeds. We deserve the Internet speeds they pay for. But, it turns out, too  many of us may be paying for one thing, and getting another. It seems they all still lie, are guilty of false, misleading advertisements. Most  broadband providers claiming to offer super-fast Internet connections may be rather delivering service that is slower than advertised.  It is immoral  that the broadband speeds that you pay for are so unsubstantiated  in reality. 

THERE ARE TOO MANY PIGS IN THE INTERNET, CELL PHONE PARLOUR STILL

BELL HAS TO CAP IT’S  INTERNET CUSTOMERS’ USAGES, DOWNLOADS AND  OFTEN TOO, TO MAKE THE ROOM FOR THE WIRELESS PHONES AS WELL . BELL REALLY DOES NOT HAVE EXISTING ADEQUATE CAPACITY FOR BOTH, NOT EVEN FOR THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICES IN ALL AREAS OF CANADA. IT IS CLEARLY TOO CHEAP TO SPEND CAPITAL TO DO THIS ?

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/bell-throttles-internet-speeds/

Consumers are being caught in the middle of greedy telecomm companies.. It’s the Telcomm companies who have rooked us all and laughing all the way the bank.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/can-bell-do-its-job-and-provide-me-now-their-proper-services/

 WHEN IT NOW COMES TO THE ISP, INTERNET PRICING THERE FIRSTLY ARE STILL NO VIABLE ARGUMENTS, OR PROOF THAT THE OVERALL NETWORKING SYSTEM CAPACITIES ARE BEING EVEN NOW OVER BURDENED BY A FEW PERSONS, HEAVY USERS FOR RATHER SOLELY THE MAIN UNDENIABLE PROBLEM IS THAT TELECOMMUNICATION GIANTS FIRMS THEMSELVES HAVE TOO OFTEN MISLED, DO MISLEAD THE PUBLIC AS TO THE DEGREE OF THEIR ACTUAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES, SPEEDS AND EVEN THE RELIABILITY OF THEIR SERVICES NOW AS WELL AS I HAVE EVEN DETAILED THIS FOR YEARS NOW TOO.

the 10 Commandments are still applicable today for all, corporations and business persons included

Bell Canada  to pay a penalty of $10 million for making misleading advertising claims

Bell, Shaw and Rogers still can’t seem to provide good customer services! why?  It is basically cause they still do not care for the customers as they still are too greedy solely for the customer’s  money..

The top 3 “Canada’s Worst Cell Phone Bill” belong to Bell, Rogers, Virgin and next no matter how their spin  doctors lie about it, make false promises to change it they all are still bad in reality.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/%e2%80%9ccanada%e2%80%99s-worst-cell-phone-bill%e2%80%9d/

A  probe should also be focused on so-called interconnection arrangements, or contractual deals that Internet service providers strike with other networks for the mutual exchange of data. customers paying a premium for higher speeds may be experiencing a disruption in their service thanks to technical problems and business disputes over the interconnection agreements.  The  Internet service provider interconnection has a substantial impact on consumer Internet performance – sometimes too  severely. It should also review  the actual speeds delivered  to consumers over “the last mile,” a term that refers to the point where a telecommunication chain reaches a retail consumer’s devices.

The  customers who are paying a premium fee for higher internet speeds could be experiencing a disruption to their service due to technical issues brought about by business disputes in these interconnection deals. According to a study conducted last year [PDF] by the Measurement Lab Consortium (M-Lab), customers can suffer from slow internet speeds because of these relationships. There is a strong “possibility that interconnection arrangements may in some instances render irrelevant any benefit” of paying for a “premium” option

Bell it is a poorly regulated monopoly ..

BELL or BCE HAS SADLY NOW BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER.. WITH MUCH TOO MUCH FALSE ADVERTISING, CONSUMER ABUSES, PRICE GOUGING, POOR SUPPORT SERVICES…. ANY DOUBTS AS TO HOW BAD BELL IS.. NOTICE THAT MY BELL POSTING TEND TO SAY IN THE TOP TEN OF ALL MY SUBJECT POSTS.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/greedy-immoral-bell-canada-lies-misleads-is-crooked/

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/is-there-realy-any-doubt-as-to-how-big-liars-our-telecomminications-firms-are/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/once-again-the-big-firms-like-bell-tend-not-to-respect-the-laws/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/the-rich-get-richer-bell-included/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/bell-needs-to-be-regulated-legislated/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/

October 6, 2015

The truth about marijuana

Canadians should demand better by real drug enforcement and also demand drug addiction-prevention and treatment.

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The Highlights includes concerns about pot shrinking the brains of teenagers, an, increases in drug-impaired drivers, severe personality changes, lack of productivity, birth defects, workplace absences, domestic violence and health problems

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. Extracts with high amounts of THC can also be made from the cannabis plant The users are hurting themselves firstly..

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS of marijuana

  • Sensory distortion
  • Panic
  • increased Anxiety
  • Poor coordination of movement
  • Lowered reaction time
  • After an initial “up,” the user feels sleepy or severely depressed
  • Increased heartbeat (and risk of heart attack)

LONG-term effects of marijuana

  • Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
  • Suppression of the immune system
  • Growth disorders
  • Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
  • Reduction of male sex hormones
  • Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions (injuries) to the brain could be permanent
  • Reduced sexual capacity
  • Study difficulties: reduced ability to learn and retain information
  • Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation
  • Personality and mood changes
  • Inability to understand things clearly

Mental effects

Long-term marijuana use has been linked to mental illness in some users, such as:

  • temporary hallucinations—sensations and images that seem real though they are not
  • temporary paranoia—extreme and unreasonable distrust of others
  • worsening symptoms in patients with schizophrenia (a severe mental disorder with symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia, and disorganized thinking)

Marijuana use has also been linked to other mental health problems, such as:

  • Severe depression
  • Incrased anxiety
  • suicidal thoughts among teens
  • more relationship problems

A study of 129 college students found that, among those who smoked the drug at least twenty-seven of the thirty days before being surveyed, critical skills related to attention, memory and learning were seriously diminished. Students who use marijuana have lower grades and are less likely to get into college than nonsmokers. They simply do not have the same abilities to remember and organize information compared to those who do not use these substances.

A study of postal workers found that employees who tested positive for marijuana had 55% more accidents, 85% more injuries and a 75% increase in being absent from work.

Because a tolerance builds up, marijuana can   lead users to consume stronger drugs to achieve the same high. The vast majority of cocaine users (99.9%) began by first using a “gateway drug” like marijuana, cigarettes or alcohol

NO DRUGS

Undeniably too many Drug abusers and addicts end up on social aid or may commit crime to buy drugs, legal or illegal, and any increase in users means potential increases in crime. The Crimes committed while under the influence of drugs will increase too. The sole response is not legalization but to do everything we can to prevent addiction.

Many people will tell you marijuana is not dangerous. Consider who is telling you that. Are these the same people who are using it or are trying to sell you some pot?

Drugs like alcohol too are essentially poisons. The negative side effects depend on amount taken

Yes many bad drugs have another liability: they directly affect the mind. They can distort the user’s perception of what is happening around him or her. As a result, the person’s actions may be odd, irrational, inappropriate and even destructive.

Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke.

Cannabis is one of the few drugs which causes abnormal cell division which leads to severe hereditary defects

No medications are currently available to treat marijuana addiction directly

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See also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/gutless-politicians/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/imagine-what-pot-also-does-to-ones-work-productivity/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/dont-be-stupid-and-try-pot-or-decriminalize-marijuana/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/now-we-all-can-know-see-he-trudeau-is-crazy/

https://asposed.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/christian-attitudes-towards-drugs-smoking-and-alcohol/

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May 22, 2015

They lied, Mislead about the internet speeds one gets at home

bell A 2013 study by the Ottawa-based Public Interest Advocacy Centre found that most Canadians think they can expect to receive the maximum speed advertised for the internet package they subscribe to.

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However, the study also found that internet service providers didn’t know what speeds customers actually get and there is much  evidence that the maximum speeds customers get are much  lower than advertised. So who does anything good about this in reality and how often?   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/useless-crtc/ 

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I heard firsthand one teenager saying to another teenager yesterday, “I cannot trust you, you lie to me all the time” and this next had made me reflect upon the reality that the average person lies 3 times in every ten minutes of conversation . It seems that spin doctoring, misleading, lying to others is a very major part of not just the lawyers, used car salesmen, but a regular part of the sales, advertising, corporate way of doing business with consumers these days Canada wide now as well.  http://blog.blazingangles.net/whatsthis/2007/09/the-art-of-lying-1.html

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Imagine that Bell has been in Business for many years and is still guilty now clearly of misleading advertisements, fraudulent and unacceptable business practices, not living up to their contractual obligations, as I now have PERSONALLY WITNESSED, EXPERIENCED  and undeniably detailed to even Bell and many others many times too now . I Paid for a high speed unlimited download service but that is not what I got next. I got low internet speed at a high price. With Bell you have to check your actual delivered speeds , “internet download and upload speed test” cause Bell seems to change it to suit themselves..    Dealing with Bell is absurdity filled with problems. In spite of their adds, promises Bell  services are all mostly very poor, they also mostly break their promises to me too and they too Cleary do not honor their contract obligations, their own 2 days respond promises now too. As I have detailed many times elsewhere they Bell have never given me my one year reliable, steady, continuous high speed internet services too, have never kept their contract obligations . Bell’s bad acts are Not acceptable. I too at least am known for telling the truth and that is worth much too… Bell is a known liar and that is not worth much..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/i-cannot-trust-you-for-you-lie-to-me-all-the-time/

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The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which manages the .ca domain, already has an internet speed-testing project underway to gauge internet performance across the country. Canadians can run the test anonymously by visiting a website the organization has set up.  http://cira.ca/performance .

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My download 7.6 Mbps  was  not the   10.6 Mbps promised speed .

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The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is looking for volunteers to participate in a project to measure the performance of home broadband internet services offered by 10 internet service providers partnering in the project. It says the results will tell Canadians their “actual connection speeds” and whether the services are “delivering speeds as advertised.” The data could also help the CRTC improve its broadband policy-making, it said in a news release. The measurements will be conducted by SamKnows, a company that specializes in testing broadband speeds. Up to 6,200 participants will receive a device called a Whitebox that they can connect to their modem or router. The device periodically measure the speed of their internet connection while it isn’t actively in use.   http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.htm http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=977489 .

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see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/can-bell-do-its-job-and-provide-me-now-their-proper-services/
 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=bell

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/the-big-bad-crtc-approves-new-bell-internet-billing-rates-increase/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/insuring-adequate-consumer-protection/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/why-many-businesses-fail https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/deceptive-unacceptable-unfair-business-trade-practices-unreliable-internet-access https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/14/class-action-suit-against-bell-sympatico https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/unfair https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/bell-internet https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/buyer-beware-beware https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/crtc-farcical-hearings-on-internet-speed-control http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/bell-bce-sympatico https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/is-your-isp-still-even-watching-you https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/16/the-war-against-bell https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/bell-throttles-internet-speeds https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/and https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/consumers-affairs https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/19/bell-lied https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/i-cannot-trust-you-for-you-lie-to-me-all-the-time https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/basic-contract-law http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/this-next-was-so-predictable-even-by-me-too http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/pay-back-revenge/ https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/federal-consumer-protection-ha-ha-ha/ https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/crtc-is-clearly-in-bells-bad-pocket/ https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/commissioner-for-complaints-for-telecommunications-services/

March 13, 2015

Only at elections time it seems the citizens count

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We seem to get tidbits of citizen concern  information out of Ottawa, STILL EVEN from the Conservative Harper government,  mostly merely when it  is near the election times, when it seems we only count and they now more seriously  do want to get our votes..

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Even Prime Minister Stephen Harper by his approaches, objectives, commitments, seems to be trying to reassure firstly his selected elements in his base thus to be assured of their support and votes and too often. “It’s all about winning votes” No I do not think that Trudeau is or will be any better as well.. “ but Harper is so focused on winning votes of particular groups, he does not seem to realize  that winning votes in one group may cancel out votes in another group. How about a leader who is looking at the big picture, like an economy that works for everybody, like a clean environment that benefits everybody, like a justice system that treats everyone fairly? That’s what I’ll vote for.”

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And what about a leader that actually keeps his past election promises? of transparency, accountability and much more?  Even Stephen Harper has not been great at that as well..

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IF THE NEW CONSERVATIVE  MINISTERS  AND PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER NOW  ARE LIARS  AND YOU CANNOT TRUST THEM TO TELL THE TRUTH  MOSTLY THEN WHAT OTHER  MINISTERS  CAN YOU PRESENTLY TRUST?

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Now why are the clearly foolish Canadian  justice ministers, cops, so foolish still  that they do now even think that they can turn the clock backwards and continue again doing the very same bad things now that they all have even been exposed for what they really are world wide even.. they are bad people who abuse citizens and obstruct justice and do need to be put into prison themselves.

Do see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/politicians-por-poliliars/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/liars-is-what-we-seem-to-know-describes-too-many-of-our-politicans-civil-and-public-servants-police-and-rcmp-included-and-not-just-the-phone-companies/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/pm-harpers-government-record-on-everything-women-including-equality-is-very-poor/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/too-many-liars-in-canada/

March 3, 2015

What we can Learn from France

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PARIS — France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it. A new French government decree is  aimed  at fighting so-called planned obsolescence. That is when companies falsely design strategies to limit the life span of appliances, so that consumers will have to replace them. The measure also now requires manufacturers to inform vendors how long spare parts for an appliance will continue to be produced. The vendor is then required to inform the buyer, in writing. Violators face up to 15,000 euros ($16,800) in fines. A similar French measure coming into effect next year will require manufacturers to replace or repair faulty appliances for free for the first two years after purchase.  and how about in Canada?

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see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/bad/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/federal-consumer-protection-ha-ha-ha/

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