The CRTC has asked the President of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (where the blood of puppies is served in goblets at every meeting) to explain how many cell phones are being stolen and what they are doing to to stop theft.
Cell phone robberies are common in Toronto and in Weston. Other countries have made phones less attractive, by disallowing their reactivation.
The initiative to have stolen cellphones rendered inoperable has been spearheaded right here in Weston. The students at Chaminade have been pushing for a database, an our MP has put a resolution in Ottawa.
In response to the CRTC’s letter to the CWTA, MP Mike Sulivan said in a press release
Today York South-Weston MP Mike Sullivan applauded the recent Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) directive to the Canadian Wireless Association [sic]. Said MP Mike Sullivan: “By developing a national database of stolen cell phones we can ensure these stolen phones are disabled, thus removing an incentive for this pervasive crime. This simple initiative will make our streets and our kids – the prime victims of this crime – a bit safer.”