Racism at Fido

Racism at Fido

Racism at Fido

JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

Racism at Fido

Fido claims its 20th anniversary tour is a cross country tour. Thats a lie. They apparently have time to spend 2 weeks celebrating in Toronto and 2 weeks in Vancouver but don't have a single day or two to stop off in either of the two Praire porvinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. You know. The two provinces with the largest Aboriginal populations in Canada. You know. Where the Government of Canada opened the first museum outside of Ottawa - its called the Canadian Human Rights Museum. You know. Where the RCMP has their training academy. You know. The heart of Riel country.  But Fido has no time to stop. To busy eating cupcakes  and no time for anything Aboriginal - no time to celebrate Mb or Sk diversity.

Enjoy your party's in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. You disgust me with your blatent discrimination. You certainly will not be getting my business when I would be renewing in March.

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Cawtau
Senior MVP

Hello JimA,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I'm sorry you feel discriminated against. However, I do think your conclusion that the reason for not stopping in Manitoba or Saskatchewan was racially motivated is unfounded. The Fido Tour city destinations are the top 7 most populated cities in Canada, plain and simple. In fact, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary make up the top 2 to 5 cities with the most Indigenous people (see here; I apologise if the statistics are little dated).

 

  Your implication might have a little merit if the two Prairie provinces were the only provinces not visited. That is not the case. The Maritime provinces were also not visited. I'll admit, they could have made efforts to visit every Province and Territory. We can only speculate on the motivation to only visit the top 7 populated cities. However, it's rather cynical to imply the reason was prejudice against Aboriginal people.

 

**edit** Have you considered other possible reasons why Fido might not visit those provinces? As FidoStephane noted, they decided to concentrate on their largest markets. While Fido/Rogers do operate networks in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the dominant networks in those provinces are MTS and SaskTel, respectively**

 

Cheers

 


JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

Wow. You totally miss every single point I raised. Your inability to get any of them is underwhelming.
First. Mb and Sk have Fido/Rogers infrastructure and have offices here. Second MB and Sk have the largest Aboriginal communities in Canada. Third Manitoba had the largest Philippine population in Canada. Four. The Atlantic provinces are not on the existing route going West. The trailor passes direectly through Winnipeg and Manitoba ( see map of Canada if you don't believe that either). Fifth. If Fido only cares to soend time in big citys then they should close up shop and let Shaw/Bell, MTS, Sasktel and Telus be the competition. Why should Rogers/Fido waste money on a bunch of brown people. Perhaps consider taking down the Rogers signage on the office building in downtown Winnipeg. Sixth. Its cynical to call racism what it is? You may want to ask people who are ignored and marginalized before you call us cynical. Fido/Rogers by definition of their excuses for bypassing 2 complete provinces are marginilizing and discriminating against these 2 provinces because we are brown. Sixth. Racists will deny all this. We get that. We get that every single day. So please quit pretending its because of market share. Our teepees are right on the hiway as you breeze ignorantly right past us.
Shaw/Fido is a disgrace. Your various replies will soon be throughout social media. We welcome more of your excuses. Racists always have more of them.


@JimA wrote:
...Racists will deny all this...

Excuse me?!?

 

  Did you just imply that I was racist because I posted my comment? I absolutely resent your implication! You know nothing about me (or any of us in this community). Even though it shouldn't make one bit of difference, my skin colour isn't white either. I know what it feels like to be marginalised and discriminated against. However, I learned a long time ago that not everything we disagree with has to do with the colour of our skin. 

 

  I'm leaving this conversation before I type something I might regret...

 

Have a good day! Smiley

 

Cheers


JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

*Rogers/ Fido is a disgrace not Shaw/Fido.
FidoStephane
Community Specialist

Hi there @JimA

 

Thank you for your message. With the limited time we have for the tour, we’ve decided to focus on our largest markets, but are running numerous national contests that anyone in Canada can enter. We believe in an inclusive environment that reflects and embraces the diversity of our teams as well as our customers.



JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

And please. Limited time you have? Weeks and weeks in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver but Fido can't squeeze in a day or two in Mb and Sk. Talk about poor planning and marketing and customer relations. Following your disingenuous reply I gather since the "big" markets are important they will get all the prizes too. You disgust me.

@JimA just out of curiosity what would be an acceptable reply for you? 



JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

Fido marketing screwed up. Fix it. You do not simply pull your fido trailer from Toronto without going through 2 provincial to get to Calgary Edmonton and Vancouver. You do know what a map of Canada looks like right? Is fido afraid there are to many aboriginals in these 2 provinces? To many Philipinnos? To many non white people for your comfort zone?
In case you still can't figure what the right answer is - put 2 day stops on the map. One in Winnipeg for 2 days a 1 in Regina for 2 days. This shoukd have been a no brainer for all but a grade 9 social studies class. What the hell is wrong with your marketing? Did they fall off the turnip wagon. Tgey insult and demean 2 complete provinces. 2 provinces that are the 2 biggest Aboriginal abd ethnic communities per capita in Canada. But your marketing gurus obviously could care less about people. Their social skills are challanged. So to is their marketing abilities. They need to return to high school.
JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

I am so disappointed in Rogers an Fido. I met Ted Rogers twice when I managed AT&T. I assure you he is rolling in his grave that his company has fallen so low as to forget that every customer has value. From your various replies only big markets are importent. The little people mean nothing. You do know you intentionally have to miss both capitals on your trailer trip. Hiw ignorant. Did you think your loyal Fido customers wouldn't notice? Hiw naive. And now it will cost Rogers and Fido customers. Happy about that? Happy Anniversary. Competition is knocking at your door.
JimA
I'm a Contributor Level 1

That reply is unacceptable. All customers should count. But obviously not in Fidos eyes. You are a racist. Your descrimination is duly documented.