More than ever before, we depend on telecommunications services to conduct our economic, cultural and social lives. But, after 100 years of managing and controlling this industry to safeguard the interests of all Canadians, recent government decisions are leading us to a communications future that doesn't include us all.
Canadian interests in this vital sector are being traded off in the name of deregulation and harmonization.
Whether it is about access or affordability, security or sovereignty, the essays in this book will be a wake-up call to anyone wondering how telecommunications policy affects our daily lives.
"Leslie Regan Shade and Marita Moll have assembled a formidable team to tell a story every Canadian should know. To control the corporate ownership of the media is to control its content. Take heed. This is an important book," says Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians.