“Passage of these [lawful access] bills would mean a lot of additional expenditures for new equipment, training and administration for many of our members who do not necessarily have to financial power enjoyed by telecom incumbents..."
Progressives tend to find bad for bidness arguments unsexy, but you would think they would have somewhat more of an effect on the Harper gov. itself. Sometimes I wonder if their current policy trajectory isn't the result of old Reform Party--"The Internet is Information Highway 666"--thinking. Or maybe they figure that because its the ISP's passing on the cost, the gov. can dodge responsibility. But eventually you the "end luzer" will be paying your Internet Service Provider more so that they can help the state spy on you.