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Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order, Canada context.

Breaking: Forum Poll reveals huge swing against Secret Police Bill C-51, with majority of Canadians now opposing the bill

March 17, 2015Privacy
Canadians oppose Bill C-51 by 50% to 38%; two-thirds of Liberals oppose the bill despite Trudeau’s support; opposition to the bill has tripled in the six weeks since it was first announced.

Leading Digital Rights, Pro-Democracy, and Civil Liberties organizations rally support for Saturday's Day of Action across Canada to stop Bill C-51

March 12, 2015Privacy
Over 55 non-partisan events in every province across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14, as numbers speaking out online top 83,000

Expert Report reveals which telecom companies have your back when it comes to being transparent about protecting privacy

March 12, 2015Privacy
Report provides Canadians with an at-a-glance tool to rate their Internet provider’s transparency around privacy safeguards. Indie ISP Teksavvy “stands out” as the best of the 10 major retailers measured.

Leading digital rights organization throws support behind National Day of Action against the government’s Secret Police Bill C-51

March 10, 2015Privacy
OpenMedia is encouraging Internet users across Canada to support events in over 35 cities this Saturday March 14

New Wireless auction results point to improved wireless service choice for Canadians

March 6, 2015Access
Industry Minister James Moore has announced the outcome of the AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction. Proactive spectrum rules appear to have ensured independent providers have the infrastructure they need to expand services.

Canadian group plays pivotal role in Historic Win for Internet, as U.S. FCC announces strong new rules to save Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015Access
Year-long campaign ends in victory, after massive global coalition unites to stop telecom conglomerates’ plan to force millions of websites into an Internet slow lane.

Latest CSE spying revelations underline need for independent, democratic oversight, and raise huge questions around Bill C-51

February 25, 2015Privacy

Bell Mobility is taking Canadians to court so it can keep artificially inflating the price of competing apps and services

February 22, 2015Access
In an effort to make Internet services more like cable TV, Bell is trying to overturn a CRTC decision forcing the company to respect net neutrality and treat independent video services fairly on their network

Messages from Internet users to be beamed on Giant Jumbotron outside U.S. FCC, in run-up to crucial Net Neutrality decision with major implications for Canada

February 17, 2015Access
Vancouver-based Internet freedom group OpenMedia, with support from diverse coalition, including Daily Kos, Tumblr, Fark, The Center for Media Justice, Roots Action, and The Nation, to park giant Jumbotron outside FCC headquarters and stream thousands of messages and images from citizens

New spy powers will undermine privacy of Canadians, and fails to address inadequate control and accountability of spy agencies

January 30, 2015
New measures to undermine privacy proposed just days after the government’s spy agency CSE revealed to be spying on private online activities of law-abiding Canadians on a massive scale