Jagmeet Singh Promises The NDP Will Make Cellphone & Internet Plans Cheaper For Canadians
Singh announced in a press conference he would put a price cap on cell and internet bills.
We all know that cellphone and internet bills can be really expensive in Canada. The NDP wants to change that if elected. Jagmeet Singh promises cheaper cellphone and internet plans would be put into place if Singh's party is elected in October.
At a campaign stop in Toronto today, the NDP leader said that his government would put a price cap on cellphone and internet plans making it more affordable for everyone in Canada.
"We would immediately put in place a price cap on the amount that can be charged for cellphone and internet," said Singh during his campaign stop.
Back in June, Singh also made this promise about reducing the cost of cellphone and internet bills for Canadians and he's now continuing to put that promise at the forefront.
The NDP plans to put this into place by requiring companies to offer truly basic plans for cellular service and internet and putting in place a Telecom Consumers’ Bill of Rights.
Because of the price caps, the NDP claim that each Canadian will save $10 on every cellphone and internet bill.
"We are paying some of the highest bills in the world when we talk about cellphone or internet services," he said. "There's got to be a better way."
People on Twitter had mixed reactions to this announcement. Some users think that other leaders will jump on this issue because it impacts a lot of Canadians but other users don't think this is a good idea at all.
Singh claims that Justin Trudeau and his government have been lobbied over 500 times by telecommunication companies which has in turn driven up the cost of services like cellphones and the internet.
"We're going to make sure people can afford their bills," he said. "We need access to data, we need access to affordable internet. We're going to make that happen."
The NDP claim that the price cap would come into play immediately once the party is elected.