Mar 23, 2015
By Andy Johnson
A consumer advocacy group is calling on the federal government to make access to affordable communications the law of the land. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre says cell phone, Internet and other services have become a vital part of everyday life…so essential to Canadians, that some people are willing to give up on food and health care purchases to make sure they stay connected.
The report notes average monthly communications expenses in Canada range from 100 to 200 dollars a month. For many low-income Canadians, the report suggests, those costs are forcing people to rack up substantial debts to maintain service.