Dan Mazier, the Member of Parliament for Dauphin- Swan River -Neepawa, describes the moment of watching the Bill (C-288) he proposed to go through the House of Commons as a special one.
Mazier also serves as the Conservative Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development & Connectivity and says he hopes to see the Bill get royal assent from the Senate as soon as possible.
"Now, instead of focusing on Members of Parliament and committees, I focus on senators and setting up meetings with them and trying to find support through the Senate."
The Bill would disallow companies to advertise theoretical speeds by forcing them to provide customers with the speeds they are most likely to obtain when they use their Internet.
Mazier says that it does bode well that the government has spoken positively about the Bill.
"I think it'll be pretty tough for them to kill the Bill," he continues. "But I think it's just more of where is it on the priorities of the government?"
Mazier compares the current practice for internet speeds of going to the gas station, paying for 50 litres and only getting 10.
"I think that's wrong; consumers think it's wrong, and my Bill C-288, will put an end to that practice."
The Conservative Shadow Minister adds that Bill C-288 would regulate what kind of metrics these internet companies can advertise at and sell to buyers, making it much more transparent.
"When this Bill goes through, it will really enable consumers to have a very transparent view of what they're actually buying for Internet service versus the theoretical speeds that they're buying right now. That's why people feel so disappointed and ripped off by the system right now."
According to Mazier, close to 50 percent of Canadians feel like they are not getting what they are paying for when it comes to their Internet services, and he is more than happy to help.
"The Internet is basically an essential service now. It is something that we need to continue on with modern-day life. You need to be connected."
Bill C-288 was passed unanimously on April 26th and will now be sent to the Senate, where it will be debated further before it can become law.