Be vigilant and informed - the low delivery producers are trying to get another free ride with your money PR
[discuss] The Canadian email tax bill 602P is a hoax, but proposals to tax publicly accessible Internet documents are not a hoax.
In April of 1999 a bulletin was circulating the Internet claiming that
Canada Post had convinced the federal government to add a 5 cent surcharge
on every email delivered. The claim was that since Canada Post was losing
money as people switched from them to email, that they should be
compensated. The advise of the bulletin was to write your member of
While this was a hoax that is well documented on the Internet (just
search for "602P Canada" on any search engine), it bears a striking
resemblance to a real proposal that the government will soon be debating.
In this case it is not Canada Post that is claiming they are losing money
competing with the Internet, but traditional book publishers.
You may have heard about this proposal to levy educational use of the
public part of the Internet. If successful, this levy will be extended to
all uses. The Council of Ministers of Education have been strongly opposed
to this proposal, and have asked educators and parents to write to the