Yes, some investors are going to be moderately hurt by this. However, it is the right thing to do - and it appals me that the Liberal government is arguing against it. The Conservatives actually raise tax on corporations and the Liberals step in to criticize? Incredible. Who would have thought?
That being said, there might have been a way to phase it in, such as putting an immediate moratorium on it, and announcing that the telcos have five years to phase it out.