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Walmart vs. Visa: Customers would shop less frequently if retail giant pulls cards from stores

Canadians side with Walmart in fee dispute, but expect retailer to line own pockets, not pass on savings July 7, 2016 – As Walmart prepares to stop accepting Visa cards in certain Canadian stores beginning on July 18, a new

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Closing the ‘digital divide’: Most Canadians support CRTC action to provide broadband to all households

Seven-in-ten say access to broadband internet is an essential service June 10, 2016 – Most Canadians believe high-speed internet is an “essential” service, and see ensuring universal access to it as a priority. These are some of the findings of

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Hold the Phone: Most Manitobans disapprove of BCE-MTS merger

Majority see deal as bad for their monthly mobile bills June 1, 2016 – If it were up to Manitoba residents, they’d be hanging up on Bell Canada’s planned $3.9 billion purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services. A new public opinion

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‘Skinny’ TV packages: For most Canadians, hidden fees outweigh ‘pick-and-pay’ freedom

Half say value for TV dollar either “not very good” or “terrible” April 15, 2016 – As complaints about mandated “skinny basic” television packages continue to mount, a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds relatively few

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Cell Phone Sadness: Canadians call for a more competitive, less expensive industry

Few aware of recent CRTC decision on Mobile Virtual Networks  April 11, 2016 – Canadians’ collective frustrations with their cell phone service is legendary. So much so that entire businesses have been set up to call customer service lines on

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Beyond Vancouver & Toronto, most Canadian city dwellers say home prices either high or unreasonable

Two-in-three would like government to intervene more in the real estate sector  February 26, 2016 – A comprehensive survey of Canadians from coast to coast indicates perceptions of high housing prices in the Canadian real estate market exist and extend

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