Recently, I rid myself of my Bell Sympatico account. Their policies, traffic shaping included, finally bothered me enough to switch ISPs. This time, I decided to go with an ISP with policies that I could support: the NCF. They provide a decent service, backed by teksavvy with decent policies. Now, much to my frustration, it seems that Bell has found a way to shape traffic through ISPs who don't support their silly practises.
Update: As Russell points out in the comments, this is a case of throttling, not shaping. He points out that the difference between tactics helps determine when regulation takes effect. As a customer, though, I tend to think that both are equally evil.