Manitobans Invited to Speak Up on TV, Internet Billing

By Sarah Klein

Watching TV

The Manitoba government is turning to the public for input on dealing with cable TV, Internet and phone providers.

The idea is to eventually create legislation to protect consumers of such services to ensure they’re treated fairly when signing up for a service. The province recently introduced legislation surrounding cell phone contracts to make sure contract terms were laid out clearly.

The Manitoba Consumer Protection Office is asking for the opinions of families on issues such as all-in-one pricing, low introductory pricing and penalties for service cancellation.

To provide input, groups or individuals can visit the province’s website, e-mail or send mail to Consumer Protection Office, 302-258 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6.