In what might be one of this year's least surprising polls, conducted by Mainstreet Research and commissioned by the advocacy group OpenMedia, a majority of Canadians indicate that they are fed up with corporate oligopolies, particularly in the telco sector. What might be more surprising, however, is that this broad consensus crosses party lines and income brackets, and spans across all provinces.
On this week's episode of The Maple's North Untapped podcast, we spoke to OpenMedia's Matt Hatfield about the polling data, whether it will make an impact on policy makers' future decisions, and whether or not a similar consensus might emerge on what action needs to be taken to address corporate consolidation in the telco sector.
We also talked about the Rogers-Shaw deal, Canada's government-to-industry pipeline, and this country's weak competition laws.
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