Unlike the American Senate, the Canadian one is often ignored by government:
Canada must follow Europe’s example and implement open-access rules that will force internet network owners to share their infrastructure with smaller competitors if the country is to compete in the digital age, a Senate committee report says.
link: CBC News – Technology & Science – Canada must open internet networks: Senate
However, I certainly hope for Canada’s sake the Tories don’t bow to corporate telcos and keep the Canadian net open. Think of the business that could start up here if the US becomes more closed! Brian drain from the US north to Canada!