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

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

Concerned Canadian reveals Bell’s anti-competitive practices

November 15, 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

Leaked documents reveal extreme Internet censorship plan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - Internet users around the globe outraged

November 13, 2013
November 13, 2013 – This morning WikiLeaks released secret documents that have confirmed an extreme Internet censorship plan is being pushed behind closed doors as part of the International Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Over 100,000 people from around the world have already spoken through an online campaign at http://openmedia.org/censorship

BREAKING: Leaked documents reveal Canadian government being pressured by US to accept extreme Internet censorship proposals in the TPP

November 13, 2013Free Expression
Proposed secret transnational Internet censorship courts would override Canadian law and restrict freedom of expression online.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Telecom complaints soar by 31% in just twelve months, OpenMedia.ca available for comment

November 6, 2013Access
Canadians still waiting to see whether government lives up to promise to secure more choice and lower prices in broken telecom market

Government is right to block Telus takeover of Mobilicity, but much more needs to be done to rein in Big Telecom

October 30, 2013Access
Citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca says Canadians will welcome moves to stop Big Telecom narrowing their wireless choices yet further, but action still needed to fix broken market

Crowdsourcing tool launched to create positive plan for a Fair Digital Future amid censorship proposals

October 24, 2013

National campaign launched as civil libertarians announce court challenge to stop government spying on Canadians

October 22, 2013Privacy
Canadians urged to show their support for BC Civil Liberties Association legal action which challenges constitutionality of blanket surveillance against law-abiding Canadians

As Harper is set to unveil ‘consumers first’ agenda in Throne Speech, Canada’s largest civic engagement organization is available for comment

October 16, 2013Access
Canadians will be watching closely to see whether the government lives up to their promise to secure more choice and lower prices in broken telecom market

More than 30 organizations unite to safeguard Canadians’ privacy rights amid spy agency scandal

October 9, 2013Privacy
With Parliament set to resume, Coalition calls for effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada