Continuing to use Rogers network after the great cell phone outage last summer. Buying bread from Loblaw stores after 14 years of price-fixing. Using Ticketmaster after 3 decades of price-gouging, long lines, and atrocious service.
Despite decades of corporations taking us for every last dime for a terrible product, Canadians have had no choice but to give money to Big Telecom and Big Grocery because of one reason – monopolies.
But there is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tell the government to reign in monopolies in Canada. For the first time in almost 40 years, our government is considering significant reforms to the Competition Act. Fixing our Competition Act is our chance to end the dominance of Big Telecom and Big Grocery.
The government is seeking your input on the Competition Act. We’ve teamed up with our friends at OpenMedia, who’ve worked on Big Telecom issues for over a decade, to make sure you have your say about ending big monopolies.
Sign the petition before March 31st and we will submit your name to the Competition Act consultation process calling for the end of monopolies in Canada
Canadians pay the most expensive cell phone bills in the world.
Loblaw just posted 500 million in profits in 3 months after a record food price hike.
Big Telecom and Big Grocery can get away with this because there is no real competition in their sectors beyond a few corporations. Rogers, Bell and Telus can throw their weight around to charge us some of the highest prices in the world just to connect with our loved ones and run our small businesses because we have nowhere else to go.
At a time of record inflation, our government must look after Canadians' bank accounts, not the monopolistic corporations that grew across Canada because of a weak Competition Act.
But we have a chance to provide input on a new, stronger Competition Act this month.
Sign the petition calling for the end of monopolies in Canada now.
We’ve joined forces with OpenMedia because they have years of experience pushing for updates to the Competition Act for years. Since last year they’ve delivered over 16,000 signatures demanding Minister Champagne take concrete steps to curb the dominance of Big Telecom like Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Shaw. This consultation is a step in the right direction for competition and affordability in Canada - for telecom and for every other overly concentrated sector in our economy.
Together Ekō and OpenMedia will submit your signatures to the government’s open consultation on reforming Canada's Competition Act before the March 31, 2023 deadline.
This petition was drafted with support from OpenMedia.org