WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has expressed a concern regarding the shortfall of communication services as it is related to broadband and mobile service in Northern and rural areas;
WHEREAS broadband internet access would be a benefit to volunteer firefighter, safety personnel and medical teams in rural areas and aboriginal communities;
WHEREAS broadband Internet access is essential in the lives of all Canadians;
WHEREAS broadband Internet access is currently not available to all Canadians especially those living in rural, remote areas, and aboriginal communities;
WHEREAS broadband Internet access enables all Canadians to work and study from home, to support the knowledge based economy;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada encourage the Government of Canada to help ensure all Canadians, especially those in rural and remote areas and aboriginal communities, have affordable high-speed internet access and access to mobile service.
Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)