Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Wireless price hike underlines government’s failure to deliver its promise to lower rates and rein in high-cost Big Telecom giants

March 18th, 2014
Urgent government action required to open networks to ensure Canadians have affordable alternatives to the Big Three providers
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Telecoms refuse to come clean about whether they are helping the government to spy on law-abiding Canadians

March 05th, 2014
Citizens left asking “what have they got to hide?” after major Canadian telecoms refuse to answer questions put to them by leading privacy researchers & civil liberties groups
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Federal budget investment in rural broadband welcome but it must not be used to entrench Big Telecom’s poor service

February 11th, 2014
Community-based OpenMedia.ca says $2bn investment and open access requirements needed to ensure rural Canadians have quality Internet service independent of the high costs and slow speeds offered by Canada’s Big Telecom giants
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Huge Coalition unites to demand end to Spy Agency Cash Grab - MPs should stop wasting billions spying on law-abiding Canadians

February 11th, 2014
Budget Day Action will urge MPs to side with taxpayers against CSEC waste; group warns spying on innocent Canadians hurts democracy at home and Canada’s reputation abroad
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OpenMedia.ca joins with BC FIPA and CIPPIC to call for senior intelligence officials to testify under oath at Monday Senate hearing

January 31st, 2014
Call comes in response to shocking revelation that CSEC spied and tracked movements of thousands of Canadian air travellers
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OpenMedia.ca joins with BC FIPA and CIPPIC to call for senior intelingence officials testify under oath at Monday Senate hearing

January 31st, 2014
Call comes in response to shocking revelation that CSEC spied and tracked movements of thousands of Canadian air travellers
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Competition Bureau confirms Big Three blocking Canadians from affordable wireless options

January 29th, 2014
Competition Bureau submission amounts to independent confirmation that the Big Three telecom giants are using their power and control to block Canadians from independent wireless options.
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Government must act immediately to implement Privacy Commissioner’s new recommendations to safeguard Canadians’ privacy from spy agency CSEC

January 28th, 2014
Government should immediately implement Privacy Commissioner’s report as step toward greater spy agency transparency and accountability, says OpenMedia.ca
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January 22nd, 2014
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Leading Canadian surveillance expert Ron Deibert to speak at UBC event in Vancouver amidst growing privacy concerns

January 22nd, 2014
Professor Ron Deibert, now a best-selling author, has long track record of sounding alarm about blanket government surveillance of law-abiding citizens.
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