Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Today is Cell Phone Freedom Day: new customer protection rules ensure 2–4 million Canadians can move between providers without penalty

June 03rd, 2015
Code contains significant customer protections for mobile phone and Internet users, including an end to 3-year contracts, and caps on roaming charges for data
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Media Advisory: June 3 is Cell Phone Freedom Day: new mobile phone customer protection rules come into effect for 2–4 million Canadians

June 01st, 2015
Code contains significant customer protections for mobile phone and Internet users, including an end to 3-year contracts, and caps on roaming charges for data 
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Community-led rallies taking place in Ottawa and across Canada on Saturday as Senate prepares for crucial final vote on Bill C-51

May 28th, 2015
Canadians will converge on Ottawa from across the country to protest the reckless, dangerous, and irresponsible legislation about to be voted on by the Senate
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OpenMedia welcomes new CRTC Internet speed measurement program as a win for Canadians and an important step to protect net neutrality

May 21st, 2015
OpenMedia welcomes new CRTC Internet speed measurement program as a win for Canadians and an important step to protect net neutrality
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Breaking: CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting popular mobile browsers and mobile App Stores - leaving millions at risk of having their private data hacked

May 21st, 2015
News comes one day after OpenMedia releases crowdsourced report recommending new rules to ban Mass Surveillance and create greater oversight for agencies like CSE 
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Federal Court of Appeal rejects Big Telecom’s efforts to delay implementation of wireless customer protection rules

May 19th, 2015
Federal Court of Appeal rejects Big Telecom’s efforts to delay implementation of wireless customer protection rules
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OpenMedia calls for Conservative MP Laurie Hawn to apologize to business leaders immediately

May 07th, 2015
The call comes in response to Laurie Hawn attacking and questioning the loyalty of business leaders who signed a letter criticizing controversial Bill C-51
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An international network of organizations launches campaign to safeguard the Right To Link

May 05th, 2015
May 6, 2015 – A large network of over 50 organizations from 21 countries is coming together to “Save The Link”. Today, the network is launching a multilingual international campaign aimed at pushing back against efforts by powerful media conglomerates to censor links and stifle free expression on the Internet. One of the proposals being advanced could make users personally liable for the content of websites they link to online. The campaign launches as legislators in the EU are considering a major copyright review, including amendments to the European Union’s Copyright Directive that experts say would fundamentally undermine the right to link. In addition, a recent leak from the European Commission reveals measures that could force online companies to monitor the activities of Internet users in order to block content in other countries. In tandem with the launch of the campaign, organizers have set up a Thunderclap social media amplification tool demanding that legislators protect the right to link. The message will reach over 1.4 million people.
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Commons to vote on ‘secret police’ bill C-51 as early as Tuesday after over 205,000 Canadians have spoken out online

May 03rd, 2015
MPs are being inundated with letters, phone calls, emails, and tweets in one of the largest citizen campaigns in Canadian history
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