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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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Send Ian Scott an invite for patio beers to talk Internet regulation — just like he did with Bell!

At an Ottawa pub in broad daylight, the CRTC chair sat down for beers with Bell’s CEO — an official, registered lobbying meeting — just weeks after Bell filed its appeal of the CRTC’s 2019 wholesale rates. Let’s invite Ian Scott for a beer too, as this seems to be how we'd get our voices heard.
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Tell the Senate: Uphold democracy, and scrutinize C-10!

The government’s outrageously flawed broadcasting Bill, C-10, just passed in the House of Commons — because our government bypassed democracy, pulling out every dirty trick in the book to get it done. But the Senate can still stop C-10, so don't miss the chance to ask them to do so!
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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 CRTC just screwed Canadians, and only the government can fix it.

In a shameless policy reversal, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) just scrapped its own lower Internet wholesale rates from 2019 and reverted to the oppressively high 2016 rates — despite us already paying some of the highest prices in the world!
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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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