Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

As Obama tries to lock down Trans-Pacific Partnership, huge first-of-its-kind international campaign shines a light on TPP’s secretive Internet censorship plan

April 22nd, 2014
reddit, Avaaz, OpenMedia and other groups join together to shine “Stop the Secrecy” spotlight on prominent buildings in Washington D.C. to protest TPP’s Internet Censorship and secrecy April 22, 2014 – As U.S. President Obama prepares for a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign is taking its message to the heart of Washington, D.C. Starting tonight, a ‘Stop the Secrecy’ projection will be beamed on to prominent buildings urging an end to the excessive secrecy around the TPP. The projection will get bigger and more powerful as more people sign on to the campaign at

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

December 09th, 2013
Citizen-backed says the revelations show that spy agency CSEC is reckless, out-of-control, and not accountable to Canadians

Concerned Canadian reveals Bell’s anti-competitive practices

November 19th, 2013 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 13th, 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

Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs urge Industry Minister to take action to fix our broken cell phone market

September 06th, 2013
Leading innovators call for new measures to stop the Big Three from blocking mobile startups from reaching Canadians

Diverse International coalition launches alternative process to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

July 24th, 2013
July 24, 2013 – The Fair Deal Coalition has launched a new initiative that will give Internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the TPP. The Coalition’s ‘Your Digital Future’ tool invites stakeholders from all sectors - not just old media conglomerates - to discuss what kind of copyright law the TPP countries need in order to encourage creativity, participation, and innovation.

CRTC to decide whether to allow Bell’s takeover of Astral on Thursday; available to comment

June 25th, 2013
Decision will determine whether Bell will be given more control over Canada’s already highly-concentrated media system