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Federal Government cutting funding for public Internet access program – Help Save C@P!

The Federal Government is cutting funding for the public Internet access program – this includes the sites located at Prospect Road Community Centre and Terence Bay. From the http://www.savecap.ca/ website The Federal Government states CAP “has achieved its objectives”. Here are the real facts: Community Access Program (CAP) objectives are to ensure all Canadians have equal access to the Internet and technology and have the skills to use it to better their lives and their communities. Usage of CAP sites is still the same or more than in 1995 and training sessions are constantly in demand. Industry Canada knows this. Who depends on CAP? Those without high speed Internet access. Low income and struggling families. Job seekers. Seniors and older workers. New Canadians. Workers who travel, especially in rural areas. Youth who need first time employment and technology skills. And many more: over 1 million one hour uses of a computer in Nova Scotia alone. What does it cost? 42 cents per Canadian per year, less than the price of a phone call. What Can You Do? Visit http://www.savecap.ca/ Contact your local MP ( Click here to find yours ) Contact Minister of Industry Christian Paradis…minister.industry@ic.gc.caTelephone: 613-995-1377Fax: 613-943-1562 Follow on twitter: #savecap  More info and related sites: CBC article Chronicle Herald article Open File article Ottawa Citizen article NS C@P Halifax C@P Industry Canada C@P ROC – Terence Bay C@P  

Source: http://prospectcommunities.com/front-page/item/1966-federal-government-cutting-funding-for-public-internet-access-program

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