The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

November 19, 2014

Canada’s big bad Telecom

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 I saw Big Telecom’s army of lobbyists, eye to eye, at a hearing last week.   

It was amazing and sickening to hear them argue that Canadians should be blocked from affordable Internet access options.  They are powerful, but we have a new crucial opportunity to fight back. Josh Tabish  OpenMedia

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Big Telecom plans to use a crucial, rapidly-approaching hearing  to kill indie Internet services in Canada. If successful, they’ll be able to block you from companies offering affordable, next-generation Internet services, and continue to price-gouge Canadians

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We’re facing a situation where, soon, your only choice could be between price-gouging Big Telecom giants – an unbelievable power grab for Big Telecom.

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We know that Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for some of the worst Internet service.  And a big part this is because Big Telecom has been given gatekeeper powers before…

…a nd abused them.

https://openmedia.org/powergrab/

Net neutrality” has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted.  We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas.   So the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has to implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas,” “I believe the FCC should create a new set of rules protecting net neutrality and ensuring that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online.” Obama said in a statement released by the White House.  President Obama’s call for “net neutrality” – the notion that any and all content should be treated equally by Internet providers – should cause the Federal Communications Commission to regulate broadband service like a utility as a way to protect consumers’ ability to access all content without a threat of connectivity being throttled. Us President Obama called for prohibiting ISPs from blocking or deliberately slowing any legal content. His proposals also include a recommendation to mostly ban paid-for “fast-lane” access, in which a content provider refusing to pay extra would be subject to slower Internet transmission and to  reclassify consumer broadband Internet service and regulate it as if it’s a utility – like electricity and water – as many consumer advocacy groups have asked for a similar strategy to protect unfettered access.  The simple, common-sense  rules include:

  • No blocking.  If a consumer requests access to a website or service, and the content is legal, your ISP should not be permitted to block it.  That way, every player — not just those commercially affiliated with an ISP — gets a fair shot at your business.
  • No throttling.  Nor should ISPs be able to intentionally slow down some content or speed up others — through a process often called “throttling” — based on the type of service or your ISP’s preferences.
  • Increased transparency.  The connection between consumers and ISPs — the so-called “last mile” — is not the only place some sites might get special treatment. The  FCC to make full use of the transparency authorities the court recently upheld, and if necessary to apply net neutrality rules to points of interconnection between the ISP and the rest of the Internet.
  • No paid prioritization.  Simply put: No service should be stuck in a “slow lane” because it does not pay a fee.  That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth.  An explicit ban on paid prioritization and any other restriction that has a similar effect.

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

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September 5, 2014

Robbed by Banks and credit card companies

 

Merchants have already  sued Credit card networks for alleged conspiring with banks to fix high swipe fees,  fees which are charged to businesses when consumers pay with credit or debit cards  which the Canadian government,  Finance Minister Joe Oliver , Joe.Oliver@parl.gc.ca,  claims are among the highest in the world. Credit card networks  and Banks  also are allegedly conspiring to fix  borrowing fees, which leads to the high consumer  borrowing costs! Canadian, Consumers do need real  protection now, ASAP

September 4, 2014

end fees for getting monthly bills on paper

Federal legislation will end fees for getting monthly bills on paper:

The federal government will introduce legislation to end what is called pay-to-pay, that is charging people for a monthly bill on paper. The met under the auspices of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission on Thursday and agreed to exempt some people, including seniors, the disabled, military vets and people without Internet access. The CRTC said it wasn’t enough. The minister says Canadians expect lower prices and better service from the telecoms. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has estimated consumers pay $734 million every year in fees to get bills on paper.“We do not believe that Canadians should pay more to receive a paper copy of their telephone or wireless bill,” Moore said. Porking the barrel with extra costs is an. They have a bad motivation for  to keep the extra fees in place for as long as possible. The cost of invoicing a client is a normal business cost.

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June 23, 2014

Can Bell do it’s job and provide me now their proper services?

 BELL GREEDY (3)
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Net neutrality” has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted.  We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas.   So the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has to implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas,” “I believe the FCC should create a new set of rules protecting net neutrality and ensuring that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online.” Obama said in a statement released by the White House.  President Obama’s call for “net neutrality” – the notion that any and all content should be treated equally by Internet providers – should cause the Federal Communications Commission to regulate broadband service like a utility as a way to protect consumers’ ability to access all content without a threat of connectivity being throttled. Us President Obama called for prohibiting ISPs from blocking or deliberately slowing any legal content. His proposals also include a recommendation to mostly ban paid-for “fast-lane” access, in which a content provider refusing to pay extra would be subject to slower Internet transmission and to  reclassify consumer broadband Internet service and regulate it as if it’s a utility – like electricity and water – as many consumer advocacy groups have asked for a similar strategy to protect unfettered access.  The simple, common-sense  rules include:

  • No blocking.  If a consumer requests access to a website or service, and the content is legal, your ISP should not be permitted to block it.  That way, every player — not just those commercially affiliated with an ISP — gets a fair shot at your business.
  • No throttling.  Nor should ISPs be able to intentionally slow down some content or speed up others — through a process often called “throttling” — based on the type of service or your ISP’s preferences.
  • Increased transparency.  The connection between consumers and ISPs — the so-called “last mile” — is not the only place some sites might get special treatment. The  FCC to make full use of the transparency authorities the court recently upheld, and if necessary to apply net neutrality rules to points of interconnection between the ISP and the rest of the Internet.
  • No paid prioritization.  Simply put: No service should be stuck in a “slow lane” because it does not pay a fee.  That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth.  An explicit ban on paid prioritization and any other restriction that has a similar effect.
 Canadians can access broadband using either wire line or wireless facilities but in order to meet the high demands of cell phones, Canada’s major telecommunications firms and their subs they are  failing to deliver the capacities  as originally promised, Canada’s major telecommunications firms and their subs they are  not keeping their contractual obligations, are falsely  cutting back on internet capacity and speeds,  so all of this is still a major issue with Canada’s major telecommunications firms and their subs..  while  they advertise a certain speed but likely you next still only get half of it as they cap their downloads and speeds..
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Sadly, as a recent survey indicates, 9-out-of-ten Canadians have no clue that their use of the Internet has been so heavily clipped by ‘market forces’: bandwidth caps, excess use charges, and restrictions on what people can and cannot do with their Internet connections in the major providers ‘acceptable user policies’.
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 In the old dial-up days the most a user could reasonably consume would be 56K, and that only under ideal circumstances. An ISP could service approximately 28 dial-up customers with a single T1 without oversubscribing, but since few customers continually used their maximum, oversubscribing was common, sometimes as much as 20 to 1. ISPs made money and users rarely saw congestion outside of their modems.; Broadband has changed all that. Now, a single broadband customer can consume a T1 all by him or herself. So they  major telecommunications firms and their subs next lie and claim that  Broadband has been a money losing proposition for just about every ISP there is, as deployment and support costs are huge and monthly income is small while  they profess to make vast, enormous  amount of money from their cell phone usages..However, by international comparative standards, investment in Canada has been weak, inadequate.   Yes the ISPs and Cell phones firms had  mostly  lied, misadvertised the services, oversubscribed so much they falsely and  routinely do slow next down  your connection and  that’s why it can work FINE at 4:00 am when 90% of people are in bed…
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Acanac itself thus also  caps during the business day.. even because the ISP’s falsely had originally promised quite a bit but there’s still no real full  services from them making use of what they were trying to sell to us and partly because what they were, are also now selling is far from what would be needed for any significant customer. Creating “caps” is plain crap . It is a too easy way for them.
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 So many persons switched to cable where there is not the same  need to cap. (So to speak).  Bell’s own  recent comments about actual costs suggests that it relies on similar ranges to provide a best guess at cost per gigabyte. Yes there is no apparent link between the ‘excess usage charges’ that the dominant players are charging (i.e. from .50 cents per Gigabit (GB) to $5 per GB), and the cost of bandwidth. Experts peg the cost per gigabit as being anywhere between .01 cents and 10 cents. Even if we take the high end of this range, excess usage charges still entail an extortionate 500 to 5000 percent mark-up on costs. Canada stands alone in terms of the near universal use of ‘bandwidth caps’ and excess usage fees for Internet use. It is sadly immoral,  ludicrous  that Bell itself is is charging customers at least 10x more than the actual costs. Bell does fudge the costs numbers to support whatever self-serving claim they make.  It’s “free money” as far as they are concerned. Once established, it will be hard to remove. Especially since they can use such a scheme to constrain usage or eliminate competition.
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Canadians are even paying more for  all communications services. Canada’s broadcast and telecom regulator has released new numbers on how much Canadians spend on communications services, revealing the total bill for the average household climbed to $191 per month last year.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canadians-paying-more-for-communications-services-crtc/article21130289/

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The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T’s practice of slowing down the connection speeds of unlimited-data customers who tap excessive amounts of data is a failure to deliver on the promise of “unlimited.” As a result, the FTC on Tuesday filed a federal court complaint against AT&T, charging the wireless provider with misleading customers who signed up for an unlimited-data plan only to see their connection slowed in an industry process called “throttling. “AT&T promised its customers ‘unlimited’ data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise,” . “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.”  http://www.cnet.com/news/ftc-sues-at-t-for-limiting-speeds-on-unlimited-data-customers/

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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.

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Bell  too now has made money not only by their too often unjustifiable  rates increase but also by their false extra billings. Bell is not at all known as a decent, moral company, holding to acceptable professionals standards, for that matter clearly too none of the major Canada telecommunication firms are, rather monetary greed has overtaken them all.. Bell often claimed that it was not making enough money but still became rich enough to buy CTV.. The Bell customer complaints still abound too.

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When  I had agree to go into a contract with my internet provider at a fixed  fee, for specific services, including repairs, this is not an opportunity for the internet provider  Acanac next to  falsely, unscrupulously  try to shaft me with extra billing of 100 dollars to check my internal phone line, a fee that I  had already paid last year, and what they want me now to pay it every year too?  as it seems to be the common practice instead of rightfully offering me their past free promised  support services.

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Now I have noticed that for years when it rains my internet services is crappy, slows down.. and recently my browsers have been very slow in loading, and I cannot even watch the news video at CTV news or at the National Post cause they cut out.. Now I have suspected the problem is squirrels, there are 6 in my back yard this week.. Note this also “ A Winnipeg man says squirrels are taking a bite out his telephone lines. James Mattson, who lives on Christie Road in south Winnipeg, said it’s been happening since last spring. “There’s something in that wire that the squirrels seem to snack on. What they’ll do is they’ll burrow into the outer core of the wire which is vinyl or plastic and then there’s bundles of wires inside and they’ll pick away at that,” he said.  James Mattson points to the telephone lines that squirrels have damaged near his home. (Jill Coubrough/CBC) Yes it’s impacting Mattson’s services. His phone, Internet. “It’s frustrating. It just keeps on happening and happening ,” he said, adding it’s happened nine times in two months. So squirrels damaging wires is a common industry problem. Deal with it.. and stop falsely lying, passing the buck as it being my problem solely.

Bell insistence that it needs proof that all of my own computer system has been first tested, falsely still treats me like me being computer illiterate.. 

Of course they have all been tested… why is it that the system slow downs only occur mostly on rainy days.. PS it does not rain in my house…

PS they still have yet to fix the problem

They claim they have to first replace the modem to see if it is the problem and then they will check the exterior phone lines.. Rubbish they replaced the modem now even 3 times and what next?? Still bad services..

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Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:00 PM
To: willm Acanac, Inc
Corporate Office
1650 Dundas Street East, Unit 204
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L4X 2Z3
Tel  1-866-281-3538 extension 4 Monday through Friday, 9a-12m.

Subject: Re: [GQV-79396]: Can Bell do it’s job and provide me now their proper services?
 my address and telephone number is the same as the one you bill me too.. Now quit stalling and fix the problems.. are you going to replace all the modems in my apartment building now too?? cause there is 4 of us at least with the same problems too..
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Now many of us firsthand know how lousy Bell services is and thus now Acanac/Bell is no different!!! Such as relationship is rather  ludicrous, impossible. Buyer beware..
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and why was the Internet system down all last weekend? after the 3rd new modem was installed too..
as usual, my internet was down again since  Friday evening – Sept 19, with no email access, no internet.. Saturday, and Sunday too…
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The system works great on a nice sunny day, but not when it rains, at least once a week. I had installed their new Modem and after all this I still have network connectivity problems, i lose the network connection periodically..

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Now  the clearly immoral, buck passing employees at Acanac still do  find false reasons why not to deal with my rightful complaints to them even months later. Sept 24,2014…
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and if you think that I am going to renew my contract with Acanac, or recommend them to others you  better think twice.
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Again as to how to make a complaint

Step 1 – Contact a customer service representative discuss any concerns you have about your service preferably not in writing cause most of them seem not to be able to read English.

If you’re not completely satisfied with the resolution at this step,   proceed to step 2.

Step 2 – Speak with a pretentious, useless in denial supervisor
If you’re not completely satisfied with the resolution provided at this step,   proceed to step 3. 

Step 3 – Contact the pretentious  Customer Relations Centre and they will gladly  disconnect your services

 Note: You must complete the first two steps of the escalation process to have your problem supposedly to be resolved in the most efficient manner for them, not yours..

Additional Useless steps

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A – If you were not satisfied with the resolution provided in the previous steps, you may file a complaint with the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS). The CCTS is an agency independent of the telecommunications industry. Their mandate is to resolve complaints of individual and small business retail customers about their telecommunications services.
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If you have a complaint about your services, including local or long distance phone service, mobile phone service or Internet service, you must try to resolve it with Bell before contacting the CCTS. If you have done so and have been unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, CCTS may be able to help you, free of charge.Learn more about CCTS at 
www.ccts-cprst.ca or call toll-free at 1 888 221-1687.

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B- Go public, posit it all on the Net.
 “Absolutely horrible customer service, they are there to take your money and not provide any support at all.   “  ”  Speed is not stable and tech support is very slow. I’ve used Acanac for more than 5 years, rarely have issue with them but once there’s one, it takes weeks to resolve it. very disappointing.”  “ STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!!!! This is the worse service I have ever been given in my life.” “ But the customer service is really disappointing.   “  “. Speed has been on the slow to very slow side and I have had my connection lost completely 3 times.   “   “ I used this service for almost 3 years, and wana say that Acanac service becomes the worse and worse, so I cancelled my contract with it. Reasons: 1. Low speed, 2.I didn’t have the entrance to the Internet during several hours almost every day for the last half year. 3. When I tried to reach their technical support service it was a real headache for me. I think they simply ignored my request, but they answering me immediately when I sent the cancelation notice to them. I have to state that Acanac doesn’t care about it’s customers.  “  “  -Service was good, until your service slows or or stops working and you have to reach out for help.  “  “  Finally get useless support email 16 hours after sending in my ticket suggesting I check the cable to the demarc etc etc. Issues continued for a week, customer service never improved. “ “  absolutely terrible customer service. “ “ Acanac has made my life a living hell. Telephone wait times are 45-50 minutes if it is your lucky day or no one answers. Even if someone answers you will quickly realise the guy has no clue or has no inclination to help you. Once the guy was dumb enough to ask me “why did you not send us an email?” Duh!!! I do not have internet?!!! SO PLEASE, PLEASE BE WITHOUT AN INTERNET THAN SIGNING UP WITH THIS COMPANY. THEY ARE HORRIBLE. “  “ However, when you need technical support, you could be put on the phone waiting for hours..  “   Much is promised when inquiring by their sales people, however tech support is non-existent. DO NOT USE UNLESS YOU ENJOY SUFFERING. Tech response is hidden behind a very primitive email service.   DSL connection speed is no better than dial up. “  “Internet goes down at least 4- 6 times a year. You have to call them to get good customer service. Their email and text service is the worst, specially the email response is just a copy and paste , they don’t even read what your problem is.” “  After 2 years, I have had enough – Never again, and I will make sure I tell as many people as I can to never give this company any business “  http://www.canadianisp.ca/cgi-bin/isp_comment_totals.cgi?f=Comments&ispid=52
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Let me be clear that the assigned personnel at the CCTS are also technically incompetent, likely, clearly  another typical useless buck passing  government employee who cannot likely find  a real job in the private sector.. Months after I  had filed my original complaints, they phone back to me and ask the same useless questions am I familiar with their  own review process.. so how can I be familiar with their review process when 2 separate persons have phoned me in the last 3 months said they were reviewing my full original complaints and none have ever yet come back with a single credible fact, find, report.. these CCTS people doing the report even still now falsely seem to want me or prepare a full report myself, with a  full detailed backup so they can rubber stamp it next merely..  she wants more information from me Cause my past writings to them are too long to read she said, to review CCTS  said.. how all absurd.  Useless  CCTS personnel  just like those at Acanac. Acanac useless solution to deal with my internet problem was to uselessly replace the modem 3 times even..  
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CCTS do note that my original contract with ACANAC paid for my MasterCard as well as the terms of agreements are all there with Acanac and so also also all of my last up letters of complaints to accent about their poor services and their poor Reponses. The undeniable obvious evidence  that my internet speed has been capped is there too. 
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April 24, 2014

AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF CANADA. DON’T THE POLITICIANS CARE ABOUT THE CITIZENS GOOD WELFARE?

 

 

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YOU HAVE TO BE  A REALLY IGNORANT CANADIAN  NOT TO KNOW THAT CANADIANS RIGHTFULlY GRIPE OFTEN ABOUT THE BAD POLICE SERVICES, BAD COPS TOO OFTEN–  THE PRICE GOUGING OIL COMPANIES,   ABOUT THE BAD, GREEDY, IMMORAL TELECOMMUNICATION FIRMS, AND THE BAD, PRETENTIOUS  POLITICIANS IN  CANADA!

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WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is proposing a law that would ban misleading advertising about Internet, telephone, cable TV and other services. The Consumer Protection Amendment Act, introduced in the legislature Thursday, would require companies to prominently display the full cost of each service — not just a discount introductory rate. companies would also have to be upfront about any extra fees for equipment rentals, installation and other items. There will also be limits on cancellation fees, similar to an existing law on cellphone contracts.  Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux says the province has heard complaints from people who felt confused about the full price of cable TV, Internet bills and telephone services. “We’re just saying to the companies out there that are offering these services — be upfront, let the customer know what (they’re) going to be paying for.” The law would also cover satellite TV and radio services and monitored alarm systems. Fines would range from $1,000 to $5,000 dollars and, in more serious cases, the government could apply to the courts for higher penalties.

 

The government announced the plan last fall and asked for public input, and some 360 people responded. Many people said they had been enticed by low, introductory prices and were not clear on what the price would be once the discount period ended, Lemieux said. The move was welcomed by the Consumers Association of Canada.

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DO 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/2012/01/18/anyone-doubt-the-oil-producers-and-sellers-are-greedy-hogs/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/why-does-the-canadian-government-try-to-sleep-with-the-murderers-because-of-the-oil-still/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/the-dicatorial-rcmp-and-conservative-governments-typical-unacceptable-malaise/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/canadas-bad-police-officers/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/it-is-getting-worse-for-the-rcmp/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/undeniably-canadas-gravy-train-continues-to-cause-our-taxes-to-increase/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/justice-applies-to-the-corporations-now-as-well/

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

 

January 1, 2014

Crunchy numbers 2013 about thenonconformer Blog

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Canada has both good and bad points  in reality.. I too do not use an ostrich approach and try to sweep negative truths under the rug but I write to have them still properly dealt with, ASAP too.

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This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2013. About 600,000 times all together.

In 2013, there were 68 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 956 posts.

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Some visitors came searching, mostly for driving and cell phones, Quebec, alcohol, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, political cartoons, Police, Canada, and divorce.

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How did they find the blog?  Regular readers, Search engines,
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The top referring sites in 2013 were   facebook.com    witnessed.wordpress.com
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Where did they come from? That’s 179 countries in all!
Most visitors came from Canada. The United States & India were not far behind. Portugal as well.. 
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Now I have posted about 1000 posts here but it seems most readers like to read still only the ten most popular subjects
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These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.

1 Divorce And Remarriage In The Christian Church https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/divorce-and-remarriage-in-the-christian-church/

2 Drink Alcohol and Die  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/

3: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his Church -The Christian Missionary Alliance  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/christian-and-missionary-alliance-denomination/

4 Quebec https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=quebec

5 Medicare  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=medicare

6 Police https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=police

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As usual the same topics get read the Most.. Divorce, Medicare,  plus the bad cops, bad Bell, Alcoholism etc.

Divorce And Remarriage In The Christian Church    
What is driving Canada’s health costs? Bad doctors, bad Nurses, bad administrators.    
   
The full extent of Internet crime – MICROSOFT FIRSTLY FAILED TO DO IT’S JOB    
Canada’s hogs get richer at the Citizens expense    
Canadian Jews falsely object to the truth being displayed ..    
   
Too many Doctors are mainly selfish, self centered, want to get rich fast    
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Crunchy numbers for 2014

Crunchy numbers for 2014

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 52,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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The busiest day of the year was June 5th with 747 views. The most popular post that day was Bad Ministers.

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These are the top 10  posts that got the most views in 2014.    

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1 Divorce And Remarriage In The Christian Church

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/divorce-and-remarriage-in-the-christian-church

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2 Should we deport all Muslims from Canada?

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/should-we-deport-all-muslims-from-canada

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

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4 Canada’s bad police officers

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/canadas-bad-police-officers/

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5 New Project hopes to slash actual residential car speed limits

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/new-project-hopes-to-slashes-actual-residential-car-speed-limits/

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6 Christian and Missionary Alliance Corporation C&MA

ttp://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/christian-and-missionary-alliance-denomination/

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7 THOSE LYING SPIN DOCTORS THINK WE ARE ALL AS STUPID AS THEY ARE.
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/those-lying-spin-dopctors-think-we-are-all-as-stupid-as-they-are/

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

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9 QUEBEC the second largest PROVINCE in Canada holds 75 seats AND cannot be ignored.
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/quebec-the-second-largest-province-in-canada-holds-75-seats-and-cannot-be-ignored/

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10 Canada’s Worst Cell Phone Bill” BELONGS TO BELL
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/%E2%80%9Ccanada%E2%80%99s-worst-cell-phone-bill%E2%80%9D/

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Now I have posted about 1000 posts here but it seems most readers like to read still only the ten most popular subjects. 

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And what is not surprising is except for  two subjects, Putin, Muslims, most of these posts subjects  were started years ago even and are still popular today.  As usual the same topics get read the Most.. Divorce, speeding,  Medicare,   Cops,  Bell, Alcoholism, Quebec, Politics,  etc.

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How did they find the blog?  Regular readers, Search engines,
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The top referring sites in 2014 were still  facebook.com    witnessed.wordpress.com

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Where did they come from?

166 countries in all!

Most visitors came from Canada.

The United States & U.K. were not far behind.

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see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/crunchy-numbers-2013/

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Note this that my Christian, spiritual blogs get the most  readers, and this is not surprising  

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog Come Holy Spirit was viewed about 110,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.  The busiest day of the year was October 15th with 954 views. The most popular post that day was 7 Spiritual anointings, 7 Spirits of God. and the 2nd most popular post  was   The Holy Spirit’s anointing

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Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog  Hot Discussions  was viewed about 67,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. The busiest day of the year was December 18th with 1,166 views. The most popular post that day was PEOPLE WHO DISOBEYED GOD IN THE BIBLE and the 2nd most popular post  was Jews, Israel, Arabs and Jesus Christ, the Bible  

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Other popular Christian posts were  “Son of Man” is a title that Jesus used of himself,  CHRISTIAN POSTERS- BIBLE, HOLY SPIRITChristian attitudes towards drugs, smoking and alcohol Bad Pastors, bad deacons, bad elders = bad church what does the word chosen mean in the Bible?  , The consistent, ongoing Symbols of the Holy Spirit In the Bible ,  The Dangers of the Hebrew Roots Messianic MovementNow why was Jesus even so angry with the Pharisees

 

July 26, 2013

Now we all can know, see he Trudeau is crazy

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Any family with children will be very concerned with the fact that marijuana will be more accessible to their kids. To most Canadians, marijuana legalization isn’t even on their radar of priorities.   Trudeau’s policy also leads one to wonder what bad drugs he’d legalize next?
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/dont-be-stupid-and-try-pot-or-decriminalize-marijuana/
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Now we all can know, see he crazy and that the Liberal leader, he and his party will sell his soul to the devil to get elected..  Now  there is a false widespread perception that marijuana is of little harm and the current discussions about access, such as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s calls for legalization, ignore the drug’s impact on vulnerable populations — in particular, teenagers. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/08/28/bc-marijuana-teens-mental-health.html

Trudeau calls for legalization of pot but Smoking weed in teens leads to psychiatric disorders.  

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

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

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/the-truth-about-marijuana/

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‘It’s more difficult for young people to get their hands on cigarettes’ than weed

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Trudeau+calls+legalization/8711232/story.html

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“Regular use of marijuana during adolescence may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and may increase the risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia in adulthood, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine hope that the study will help to shed light on the potential long-term effects of marijuana use, particularly as lawmakers in Maryland and elsewhere contemplate legalizing the drug. “Over the past 20 years, there has been a major controversy about the long-term effects of marijuana, with some evidence that use in adolescence could be damaging,” study’s senior author Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said. “Previous research has shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at greater risk of permanent cognitive deficits, and have a significantly higher incidence of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. There likely is a genetic susceptibility, and then you add marijuana during adolescence and it becomes the trigger,” the researcher said. “Adolescence is the critical period during which marijuana use can be damaging,” study’s lead author, Sylvina Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Neuroscience in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said.  “We wanted to identify the biological underpinnings and determine whether there is a real, permanent health risk to marijuana use,” she added. The study is published in Neuropsychopharmacology — a publication of the journal Nature.
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Teens should not do narcotics…No narcotic is OK for teens whether it’s booze, weed, Ecstasy or whatever.  There is a desperate need for education and an even greater need to stop glorifying drug use in pop culture to teens. kids should not smoke it and to think it was ever anything but harmful is naive.  This highlights just how incredibly naive and incompetent Justin Trudeau is.  He’s pandering for the young vote  and he’s willing to risk the health of young people to promote his vacuous theory about legalizing pot. Also, anyone who thinks legalizing pot is some sort of tax bonanza doesn’t have a brain in their head.   Still the most dangerous are drugs, alcohol and tobacco are  .
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“These drugs are illegal because of the harmful effect they have on users and on society, including violent crime. Our government has no interest in seeing any of these drugs legalized or made more easily available to youth,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
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So that’s your stand , is it Prime Minister Stephen  Harper? To be consistent, you would also have to also now reduce, prohibit booze of all descriptions, right? The same people who consume alcohol tend to be the same people who use drugs in reality..  NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

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Canada’s hogs get richer at the Citizens expense

MONTREAL – As Montrealers fumed about fare hikes and repeated métro breakdowns, several of the Société de transport de Montréal’s top managers were enjoying big pay raises last year. The salaries of 12 top STM managers jumped by more than 10 per cent in 2012 compared with 2011, according to a Gazette analysis based on information obtained under access-to-information. The data pertain to the STM’s “extended executive committee” — the agency’s 40 or so highest-paid employees. Salaries range between $120,000 and almost $300,000. In 2012, the average annual pay in this group jumped by 5.6 per cent or $9,200, increasing the average annual salary to $173,000. During the same period, the salaries of Montreal bus and métro drivers increased by two per cent. The average Canadian saw a salary increase of 2.8 per cent in 2012, according to Statistics Canada.  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/managers+raises/8703628/story.html

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You know why these big execs all who rather should have been fired they did not care about the  Metro Breakdowns? they likely too their cars to work, and could afford the parking downtown too ehh..  and how many Managers also go useless pay raises elsewhere now too?

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MONTREAL — For years, Canada was regarded by international experts as one of the most protected and most expensive wireless markets in the world. Canadian consumers weren’t well served by mobile operators and that only began to change a few years ago when new entrants like Videotron and others came in and the market became more competitive.  Now, the federal government wants to continue the push toward greater competition and choice by auctioning off additional spectrum in September to attract a new player. From the perspective of consumers, what could be wrong with that?  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Peter+Hadekel+Bell+wireless+arguments+against+Verizon+ring/8709258/story.html

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Well if you are Bell, Rogers, Telus, etc.. everything is wrong.. as they can never have enough money for a start..  Bell is one of Canada’s most hated Corporations still even because it too often abuses it’s customers still..

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You did notice that CTV News support Bell, BCE here? oh I forgot Bell owns CTV…

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see

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/major-canadian-telecommunications-firms-still-unacceptably-tend-to-lie/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/about-time-big-3-put-into-their-place-bell-rogers-and-telus/

PS   NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/canada%e2%80%99s-prime-minister-stephen-harper-is-not-a-real-evangelical-christian/

April 30, 2013

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

Bell Canada Slapped With  $1M Fine For Faking App Reviews. Canada’s Competition Bureau is imposing an a  $1.25 million fine on crooked  Bell Canada for posting online reviews of its products and services. The posts were   made by the company’s own employees who did not disclose their relation with the company. Bell employees encouraged by the company to post good reviews and give five star ratings to the MyBell Mobile and Virgin My Account apps. 

The alleged fake posts were found out by Scott Stratten who already knew how the apps performed poorly in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Then suddenly, he noticed how the apps started to increase its rankings which made him curious. He decided to do some research at LinkedIn and learned that most of the reviews came from various staff members of Bell such as the company’s IT Executives, Marketing Managers and Project Managers.   These reviews and ratings created the “materially false or misleading” general impression that they were made by independent and impartial consumers and temporarily affected the overall star rating for the apps.   This  misleading advertising under Canadian competition law is prohibited  as it creates the false impression that independent consumers have had positive experiences with that product or service . The Competition Bureau said certain Bell employees in November 2014 posted positive reviews and ratings of the new version of the free MyBell Mobile app and Virgin My Account app on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store, without disclosing that they work for Bell. The Commissioner of Competition announced that it had entered into a Consent Agreement with Bell Canada in connection with certain Bell employees posting misleading reviews and ratings of the company’s mobile applications. Under the terms of the Consent Agreement, Bell must not “direct, encourage or incentivize  its employees or contractors to “rate, rank or review apps in app stores.” Additionally, the Consent Agreement requires Bell to enhance and maintain its compliance program and pay a $1.25 million administrative monetary penalty. Many companies plant reviews to bolster products and perhaps now they will think twice knowing the Competition Bureau could take serious action.”It’s sending a message to everybody, saying ethics are important and we will be watching over it.”. Bell says positive employee-planted reviews will stop, but critics unsure

http://www.ct-tc.gc.ca/CasesAffaires/CasesDetails-eng.asp?CaseID=385

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Canadians can access broadband using either wire line or wireless facilities but in order to meet the high demands of cell phones, Canada’s major telecommunications firms and their subs they are  failing to deliver the capacities  as originally promised, Canada’s major telecommunications firms and their subs they are  not keeping their contractual obligations, are falsely  cutting back on internet capacity and speeds,  so all of this is still a major issue with Canada’s major telecommunications firms and their subs..  while  they advertise a certain speed but likely you next still only get half of it as they cap their downloads and speeds..   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/can-bell-do-its-job-and-provide-me-now-their-proper-services/

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Five Canadian consumer and public interest groups say that Bell and Astral’s new proposed merger is not in the public interest and should be denied. Five Canadian consumer and public interest groups say that Bell and Astral’s new proposed merger is not in the public interest and should be denied. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), who also acts as counsel for the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC), Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization of British Columbia (COSCO), National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation (NPSCF) and Option consommateurs (OC) filed comments with the CRTC on Friday opposing the proposed acquisition of Astral Media Inc. by Bell Canada, a division of BCE Inc.  “Increased media concentration into the hands of few large vertically integrated telecommunications and media companies will not result in more competition in the market,” said John Lawford, PIAC executive director and general counsel, in a statement. “The loss of Astral in the marketplace does not deliver more competition for consumers. Any increases to Bell’s size will further threaten the ability of independent broadcasters and broadcasting distributors to effectively compete against the highly concentrated, tight oligopoly of large media companies that own both broadcasting and distribution services.”  The groups stated the deal would be bad for consumers and outlined several concerns, including:  http://www.cartt.ca/news/15358/Radio-Television/PIAC-other-consumer-groups-speak-out-against-Bell-Astral-II.html
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The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), who also acts as counsel for the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC), Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization of British Columbia (COSCO), National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation (NPSCF) and Option consommateurs (OC) filed comments with the CRTC on Friday opposing the proposed acquisition of Astral Media Inc. by Bell Canada, a division of BCE Inc. The
 consumer advocacy group is asking the CRTC to turn down the Bell-Astral merger for a second time, saying a bigger Bell won’t be better for competition or choice.    The advocacy group says the market already isn’t meeting consumers’ expectations for choice, flexibility and affordability, and approving the deal doesn’t promise to make the situation any better. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/05/07/business-bell-astral-piac.html

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Cogeco also still opposes revised Bell-Astral deal, saying it’s not good for consumers. “Canadian consumers of television entertainment can only expect rising costs for their viewing options on fixed and mobile platforms, more forced packaging of BCE services and less choice in the selection of services they actually wish to use,” the company said in a news release.

In Canada these days there is a big public outcry about legal tax avoidance by big firms.  It also now seems obvious in retrospect that self regulation also does not work. Effective supervisions, vigilance , controls are  always needed.. I also do still  think it’s time to break up the telecom monopoly in Canada as these mostly  still robber barrons cant be trusted with freedom on the internet or with our phones…

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Firms  that hire expensive lobbyists and seem to hand out extravagant gifts including golf outings, trips, and even opera tickets to legislators willing to vote their way. These firms   with their false one sided contracts do  still for  freedom from regulation, oversight and pursue  the right to abandon their full responsibility to their customers, even with their immoral price hijacks  rates for any false excuses now too. I have already rightfully, often written Posts about our too often bad telecommunications firms, Internet firms  and Bell, Rogers and Telus are still not about to give up their greedy, immoral ways .  These rather too often price gougers too still do seem falsely to like to find any excuse to stick more charges to the customers even 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/tag/telecommunications-firms/

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One sided contracts are illegal  as any contract is illegal when it is either contrary to a statute or is contrary to public policy.   and all illegal contracts are not enforceable. Thus if you enter into an agreement with another person and you know or have reason to suspect the bargain has some taint of illegality or immorality merely don’t take the risk and exposit it to all.

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And https://postedat.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/the-10-commandments-are-still-applicable-today-for-all-corporations-and-business-persons-included/

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These big firms that offer these now essential services too  they are too often useless, pretentious, immoral even, and the words “customer care” here clearly are misleading, false, they rather are paid company employees who look after the customer’s sole interest who quote the firms own policies, rights, demands.. These same mostly self serving firms and department, persons tend to disrespect even the federal and provincial laws, the consumer protection laws included as ai have found out myself many times now too. They all tend to firstly really not care about any of the customer’s personal abuses, hardships, losses, pains, concerns for almost all of these corporations solely care only about the firm’s own profitability, and their sole, bottom line for them is making more of the almighty buck not matter what the costs, even to the customers.  Still sadly almost all OF Canada’s telecommunications firms have a grossly one sided contract terms, definitions that mainly dictates out the rights of the firms only and not the customers rights, and this is grossly both illegal and immoral. Public exposure and prosecution of the liars, bullies, abusers, guilty firms serves everyone’s best interest. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/bell-canada-to-pay-a-penalty-of-10-million-for-making-misleading-advertising-claims/
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According to Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services 2011-2012 report, wireless services topped the complaints list. In the rising flood, Telus was the only company among Canada’s big three that had a drop in complaints — 13 per cent. Bell chalked up a hike of 17 per cent and Rogers Communications complaints rose by a whopping 112 per cent. Among cable service providers, Shaw saw complaints climb 335 per cent.”  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/tag/bell-aliant/

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Those sly subversive foxes at the CRTC TEND STILL TO  SOLELY FOR THEIR OWN INTEREST and all very very far from the pretense that is to the consumer benefit. To promote competition and to prevent market abuse by the largest players there needs to be a mix of effective oversight, and regulation   to allow real competition in the marketplace to take hold with real price decreases now too

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It is clear the rich do continually get richer by satisfying their immoral  greed by drastically creaming off profits, and not fulfilling their promised responsibility by investment in adequate Customers  services. It seems obvious in all retrospect that self regulation does not work where the main  motive is  monetary  profit.  Also these Profits do leave the country, that’s the problem! They tend rather to go off to tax havens and we don’t see their further benefits. The  past privatisation of any of our basic essential service  needs, such as telecommunication and also Medicare,  in order to provide  profits for a few was and is always  foolish, destructive approach.  We must not tolerate any further citizen suffering caused by selfish profits, and it is time to bring back all of the basic  utilities and essential services back into democratic control, and to renationalise them.  it’s time all of the essential services, water, energy, rail, airlines  and communications were all taken back into public ownership without any recompense to those who hold the shares. They have already taken more than enough in profits and dividends.

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Rogers, one of the largest telecom companies in the country, has found a way to block our access to affordable mobile services. We’re now looking at a future where just three mobile telecom giants could control a monopoly of the Internet and phones services, holding back progress and innovation. This is totally unacceptable.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/tag/rogers/

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So Now still who really protects the ordinary Canadian citizens from the too often bad, immoral  firms in reality, now  holding the much too many crooked   firms to accountability and next falsely  if there is any justice  it takes years to do so.. and for decades  or  not much good  tends to happen next anyway..  as “We Have a Coin-Operated Government”  Now you would think that our public and civil servants, politicians would by now know how to deal with all of these crooks without me having to tell them and all about it still.

 

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October 26, 2012

Bell, Shaw and Rogers still can’t seem to provide good customer services! why?

It is basicaly cause they still do not care for the customers as they still are too greedy soley for the customer’s  money..

Wireless complaints on the rise for two of Canada’s top three telecoms “According to Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services 2011-2012 report, wireless services topped the complaints list. In the rising flood, Telus was the only company among Canada’s big three that had a drop in complaints — 13 per cent. Bell chalked up a hike of 17 per cent and Rogers Communications complaints rose by a whopping 112 per cent. Among cable service providers, Shaw saw complaints climb 335 per cent.”

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“Bell, Virgin and Solo had 31.5 per cent of complaints, compared to 34.3 per cent for Rogers, Fido and ChatR, and 13 per cent for Telus and Koodo.

Billing accounted for a 51 per cent of issues raised by clients: bills for services they didn’t request; bills at a higher rate than quoted; being billed twice for the same services; and being billed for wireless service after their devices were lost, stolen or taken in for repair.

In 231 complaints, customers found that disputes with a telecom provider ended up on their credit reports. This can often result in last-minute denial of a mortgage, loan or credit card application.

The CCTS breaks down the number of complaints by service provider. Here’s how the major players, along with their discount wireless brands, stacked up in 2011-12:

Rogers (2,881); Fido (824); ChatR Wireless (16)

Bell Canada (2,749); Virgin Mobile (491); Solo (176)

Telus (1,211); Koodo (202)

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1278154–telecom-watchdog-scolds-firms-about-bill-errors-roseman

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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/2011/02/15/greedy-immoral-bell-canada-lies-misleads-is-crooked/

January 20, 2012

Once again the Big firms like Rogers tend not to respect the laws..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/oppose-the-price-increases-lack-of-competition/

OTTAWA — Rogers Communications Inc., is breaking Canada’s Internet traffic management rules by deliberately slowing down certain online traffic, the country’s telecommunications regulator said Friday. In a letter to Rogers posted to its website Friday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissions said it is “of the belief” that the telecom giant is in breach of the rules governing how Internet Service Providers control the flow of traffic on their networks. “Within two weeks, I look forward to you either presenting us with a rebuttal of our evidence or providing us with a plan to come into compliance with the (Telecommunications) Act,” writes Andrea Rosen, CRTC’s chief compliance and enforcement officer. “Failure to provide a meaningful rebuttal or an effective plan will result in my recommendation to Commissioners to hold a show-cause hearing.” http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/20/rogers-breaking-internet-rules-by-throttling-bandwidth-crtc/

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So who realy protects the Canadian citizens from the too often bad, immoral  firms in reality, now  holding the much too many crooked   firms to accountiablity but if there is any justice  it takes years to do so.. and for decades then not much good  tends to happen ..

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

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

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