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OpenMedia takes out full-page Ottawa Citizen ad inviting CRTC Chair Ian Scott for beers

On July 17th, OpenMedia placed a full-page ad in the Ottawa Citizen inviting CRTC Chair Ian Scott for a beer to discuss Internet regulation — just like he did with Bell!
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Message to Higher Education: Trust Students, not Pandemic Profiteers

If we’re going to overcome this pandemic, our public institutions need to reject the rhetoric of mistrust by disowning the remote proctoring companies that profit off misfortune.
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Thousands of OpenMedia community members just stood up to defend Canada’s Internet from website blocking!

The May 27 Day of Action saw over 2500 comments sent to the government in a single day, for a total of 14,000 by the consultation deadline.
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The reboot no one asked for: Trudeau is reviving “FairPlay”, Bell’s failed website blocking plan

The CRTC rejected a Bell-backed coalition’s website blocking proposal in 2018 after massive public outcry. Now, the federal government is bringing it back — and putting our online freedoms on the line.

Justin Trudeau: Don’t break the Internet

OpenMedia has signed onto an open letter to Justin Trudeau that voices concerns about recently tabled policies and regulations that threaten to harm the Internet, Canada's knowledge economy, and every individual in this country.
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Beyond C-10: Inside the government’s plan to suspend Internet users and block website access

On top of Bill C-10, Canada’s government is trying to give itself sweeping censorship powers to shut off access to parts of the web.

Stop Facial Recognition: Submission to British Columbia’s Police Act Review

In the hands of the police, facial recognition technology brings us one step closer to a full surveillance state.
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The First Police Moratorium on Facial Recognition in Canada

The Vancouver Police Department announced a moratorium on facial recognition technology after a complaint was filed by OpenMedia.
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CRTC Offers Far Too Little, Far Too Late in Stuttering Bid for More Cell Phone Competition

Penned by Tamir Israel from Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), this deep dive into the April 15th CRTC MVNO decision outlines how the Commission’s regulatory solution offers slim hopes for Canada’s cell phone market.
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Setting the record straight: How the CRTC’s decision on MVNOs tanks cheaper cell phone prices

The CRTC made the decision rejecting full MVNOs to benefit Big Telecom — not you.

OpenMedia works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate, and empower people to safeguard the Internet.

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