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Press Releases

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

A groundswell of Canadians speak out against government revival of Vic Toews-inspired online spying legislation

December 11, 2013Privacy
As parliamentarians return to their ridings for the winter holidays, citizens and groups from across the political spectrum are raising concerns about how Peter MacKay’s online spying Bill C-13 would undermine Canadians’ privacy

New revelations show Canadian government spying on its trading partners at behest of United States

December 9, 2013Privacy
Citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca says the revelations show that spy agency CSEC is reckless, out-of-control, and not accountable to Canadians

Australians warn Canadians about 88 million dollar economic fallout from caving into U.S. pressure on digital policy

December 6, 2013Free Expression
Trade Ministers set to gather for crucial Singapore TPP talks with U.S. lobbyists aiming to strong-arm Canada into adopting Internet censorship rules that damaged the Australian economy

New Snowden Documents reveal the Canadian government partnered in illegal spying on Canadian soil

November 27, 2013Privacy
Canadians are demanding action after shocking revelations show how out-of-control spy agency CSEC is damaging democracy at home and Canada’s relationships abroad

Canadians join nearly 300 organizations and thousands of citizens around the world to call for United Nations and world governments to respect our right to privacy

November 26, 2013Privacy
Move comes following confirmation that U.S. spy agencies have been spying on citizens of allied nations.

Broad coalition to TPP governments: Pull provisions that restrict access to knowledge and open innovation

November 21, 2013Free Expression
Organizations spanning nearly every TPP nation calls for a new approach that respects broad interests not just that of old US media conglomerates

Broad coalition to TPP governments: Pull provisions that restrict access to knowledge and open innovation

November 21, 2013
Organizations spanning nearly every TPP nation calls for a new approach that respects broad interests not just that of old US media conglomerates

Concerned Canadian reveals Bell’s anti-competitive practices

November 20, 2013Privacy
OpenMedia joins with Manitoba resident Ben Klass to call on the CRTC to stop Big Telecom from making independent services more expensive for Canadians

Concerned Canadian reveals Bell’s anti-competitive practices

November 19, 2013Access
OpenMedia.ca joins with Manitoba resident Ben Klass to call on the CRTC to stop Big Telecom from making independent services more expensive for Canadians

Internet governance expert says U.S. trying to strong-arm Canada into economically-damaging Internet censorship rules in international agreement

November 18, 2013Free Expression
Leading expert Carolina Rossini tells Vancouver audience that carefully crafted Canadian copyright laws could be overturned by extreme U.S.-driven proposals in Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement