Major parties rallying around telecom pricing issue as election nears

A man walks and texts on his smart phone in downtown Toronto on Monday, October 30, 2017. Consumer advocates say a rare consensus is forming among the major political parties ahead of the federal election that Canadians need protecting from gouging by the country's big telecom companies. It's being called phone-bill populism, and it could be a make-or-break issue for the parties as they head toward the Oct. 21 vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette