Kenora MP Eric Melillo says Ottawa needs to do more for internet services in remote communities.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how important reliable internet access is, because a lot of people are attempting to work from home now and take classes or access government services from home, and if they don't have internet access they're severely limited," he says.
Melillo presented his petition last week in the House of Commons. It had more than 1,000 signatures from people across the country. Melillo said there could've been more, if there had been a hard copy, as the petition was only available online.
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