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Boycott: What If The CRTC Launched a Consumer Internet Code and Consumer Groups Refused to Participate in its Development? - Michael Geist
Last month, the CRTC announced plans to create an Internet Code of Conduct. The CRTC promised that the code would establish "consumer friendly business practices, provide consumers with easy-to-understand contracts, ensure consumers have tools to avoid bill shock, and make it easier for consumers to switch providers." The code attracted some initial criticism due to the wide range of exclusions - everything from net neutrality to privacy to broadband speeds falls outside its scope - but in recent days an even bigger concern has emerged with several leading Canadian consumer groups actively boycotting the proceeding.