February 06, 2016

Is high-speed a human right? Anti-poverty activists demand FREE internet for all!

David MenziesMission Specialist

If your only news source is the Toronto (Red) Star, you’d think that the biggest issues facing Canada today are racism and poverty.

Their obsession with these issues gives the impression that systemic racism and starving poor people are everywhere.

Their latest crusade isn’t about lack of food or even unaffordable day care though. Rather, anti-poverty activists are currently up in arms about lack of home based, high-speed internet access for all. Free.

Citing a study from ACORN Canada, a national organization of low to moderate-income families, activists are now calling on the CRTC to mandate a $10-per-month high-speed home Internet service for families and individuals living below the poverty line.

This should be a breeze since progressives started laying the ground work to have internet access declared a human right five years ago in a UN report.

Oh well. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

How about we make BMW ownership a basic human right, too? Put me down for an M6. The convertible model, if you don’t mind...

 

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commented 2016-02-06 11:28:39 -0500
Clearly it is not a right. While I’m not a fan of handouts this proposal would likely help out the majority of Seniors who are living below the poverty line on CPP & OAS. Best of all it would probably exclude all the new migrants, many of whom apparently are griping and bitching about slow internet from their taxpayer funded hotels.
commented 2016-02-06 10:49:45 -0500
NO.
Internet is a Toy. If anything, a Human right would be access to a job shoveling ditches if you can’t find work. The Gov’t should provide minimum wage jobs for anyone who wants to shovel ditches. Welfare should only be for those who have broken legs or some other extreme illness. If you can open the fridge door, you can shovel. Other than that, add in basic emergency healthcare and LICORICE. God knows that its only True Right Good and Holy to have a supply of Licorice.
commented 2016-02-06 10:14:38 -0500
Just because something may or may not be a right, doesn’t mean someone else has to pay for it. It’s the idea that it does by these communists that needs to be exposed for what it is. Criminal leftist theft.
commented 2016-02-06 10:03:04 -0500
Sure, it is called a library. But they have been talking about a centralized internet for years and years, bound to happen eventually.
commented 2016-02-06 09:58:12 -0500
yup give my money to a bunch of welfare-sucking scum so they can party it up. or we could throw them out or lynch them or something…just sayin’.
commented 2016-02-06 09:57:28 -0500
Well don’t let the refugees get wind of this supposed new right of cheap internet, they’ll want that too along with their free houses.
commented 2016-02-06 09:41:04 -0500
The right to life and the means to sustain ad defend it are civil,natural and human rights – everything else is a construct of rampant Marxist proselytizing – and of course millinial I-phone generation tantrum taking.

If you could see my bills for broadband you’d see that HSI is certainly not a right but a corporate gold mine that we all must toil in.
commented 2016-02-06 09:34:17 -0500
Only food, water and shelter are needed for human survival all the rest is fill in the blank___________