Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Bell president Kevin Crull should resign after being caught censoring CTV news coverage

Access pillar Canada March 25th, 2015
Bell president Kevin Crull should resign after being caught censoring CTV news coverage
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In win for customers, Federal Court of Appeal denies Bell Mobility’s request to continue controversial Mobile TV service until court case is resolved

Privacy pillar Canada March 23rd, 2015
Court rules that Bell must stop discriminating against competing apps and services as per CRTC order, allowing other content providers to operate on a level playing field.
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Joint Petition with over 100,000 signatures against Secret Police Bill C-51 to be delivered to key Parliamentary Committee on Monday

Access pillar Canada March 22nd, 2015
The massive petition organized by Leadnow and OpenMedia will be delivered at a key parliamentary hearing into Bill C-51 later today. A recent poll revealed that support for the legislation has plummeted, with 50% of Canadians now opposing it.
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New Pick-and-Pay rules will mean added flexibility, but still forces Canadians to pay for Big Telecom channels they don’t want

Privacy pillar Canada March 19th, 2015
Canadians will be able to pick and choose which TV channels they want to purchase, beyond a slimmed-down basic package. However, the new rules won’t come fully into force until December 2016.
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Breaking: Forum Poll reveals huge swing against Secret Police Bill C-51, with majority of Canadians now opposing the bill

Privacy pillar Canada March 17th, 2015
Canadians oppose Bill C-51 by 50% to 38%; two-thirds of Liberals oppose the bill despite Trudeau’s support; opposition to the bill has tripled in the six weeks since it was first announced.
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Leading Digital Rights, Pro-Democracy, and Civil Liberties organizations rally support for Saturday’s Day of Action across Canada to stop Bill C-51

Access pillar Privacy pillar Canada March 12th, 2015
Over 55 non-partisan events in every province across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14, as numbers speaking out online top 83,000
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Expert Report reveals which telecom companies have your back when it comes to being transparent about protecting privacy

Free Expression pillar Canada March 12th, 2015
Report provides Canadians with an at-a-glance tool to rate their Internet provider’s transparency around privacy safeguards. Indie ISP Teksavvy “stands out” as the best of the 10 major retailers measured.
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Meghan Sali from OpenMedia to provide crowdsourced testimony to Parliamentary committee about how Bill S-4 will undermine privacy and lead to widespread abuse of copyright system

Privacy pillar United States International March 11th, 2015
Sali will amplify the voices of Canadians and experts worried about how Bill S-4 would massively expand the warrantless disclosure of personal information
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Leading digital rights organization throws support behind National Day of Action against the government’s Secret Police Bill C-51

Access pillar Canada March 10th, 2015
OpenMedia is encouraging Internet users across Canada to support events in over 35 cities this Saturday March 14
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