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Press Releases

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

With Canada plummeting in Internet world rankings, Canadians tell Minister Moore not to squander our $5.2bn Digital Endowment

March 26, 2014Access
Government should invest digital windfall from sale of public spectrum assets into tackling Canada’s national digital deficit and growing digital divide

Parliament resumes debate on Online Spying Bill that provides immunity for telecom companies who are helping authorities spy on Canadians without a warrant

March 25, 2014Privacy
Government trying to smuggle through unpopular online spying measures that would grant immunity to telecom providers that hand over private information without a warrant

Wireless price hike underlines government’s failure to deliver its promise to lower rates and rein in high-cost Big Telecom giants

March 18, 2014Access
Urgent government action required to open networks to ensure Canadians have affordable alternatives to the Big Three providers

Telecoms refuse to come clean about whether they are helping the government to spy on law-abiding Canadians

March 5, 2014Privacy
Citizens left asking “what have they got to hide?” after major Canadian telecoms refuse to answer questions put to them by leading privacy researchers & civil liberties groups

Hard-hitting video released that highlights how Peter MacKay’s online spying legislation would let a range of government officials spy on law-abiding Canadians without oversight

March 5, 2014Privacy
Canadians have come together from across the political spectrum to denounce Bill C-13, which would give a range of authorities access to the private lives of Canadians without a warrant

Quebecor entry a positive development but more action required to stop cell phone price-gouging after Big Three gobble up most of key spectrum assets

February 19, 2014Access
Government must ensure more choice to save Canadians from price-gouging and disrespectful customer service

Federal budget investment in rural broadband welcome but it must not be used to entrench Big Telecom’s poor service

February 11, 2014Access
Community-based OpenMedia.ca says $2bn investment and open access requirements needed to ensure rural Canadians have quality Internet service independent of the high costs and slow speeds offered by Canada’s Big Telecom giants

Huge Coalition unites to demand end to Spy Agency Cash Grab - MPs should stop wasting billions spying on law-abiding Canadians

February 11, 2014Privacy
Budget Day Action will urge MPs to side with taxpayers against CSEC waste; group warns spying on innocent Canadians hurts democracy at home and Canada’s reputation abroad

OpenMedia.ca joins with BC FIPA and CIPPIC to call for senior intelligence officials to testify under oath at Monday Senate hearing

January 31, 2014Privacy
Call comes in response to shocking revelation that CSEC spied and tracked movements of thousands of Canadian air travellers

OpenMedia.ca joins with BC FIPA and CIPPIC to call for senior intelingence officials testify under oath at Monday Senate hearing

January 31, 2014Privacy
Call comes in response to shocking revelation that CSEC spied and tracked movements of thousands of Canadian air travellers