Mr. Speaker, for decades, Canadians paid the same rate across Canada to use a pay phone but then, just a few years ago, the charges doubled.
Seniors, low income and rural Canadians who do not have access to wireless services rely on pay phones to communicate.
Now, Bell is asking the government to allow it to increase the fees once again and again it wants to double them.
If this increase is accepted, the Conservatives' meagre GIS increase to seniors will be eaten by just one call a day.
Will the government finally stand up for consumers and reject this proposal?