Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

In big win for Internet users, CRTC finds Bell Mobility unlawfully made competing mobile video apps and services more expensive

January 29th, 2015
Following case taken by concerned Canadians and public interest groups, CRTC says mobile providers cannot markup independent services like Netflix to give their own content an unfair advantage
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Local tech leaders launch #StepUp4Net fundraising campaign for digital rights organization OpenMedia

December 11th, 2014
Fundraising drive challenges tech community to step up and defend the free and open Internet with matching donations up to $50,000
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Massive government privacy breach of famous Canadians shows urgent need for far stronger protections to safeguard Canadians’ data

November 25th, 2014
High-profile figures including Margaret Atwood and Jean Chretien among the victims of latest in a long string of government privacy breaches affecting over 725,000 of us 
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Big Telecom customer mistreatment is still running rampant, as official report confirms 11,340 complaints in just 12 months

November 04th, 2014
CCTS Annual Report reveals sharp 74% rise in complaints about misleading wireless contracts. Bell and its subsidiaries accounted for over 40% of all telecom complaints.
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MPs should listen to Canadians and support Liberal bill to make spy agency CSEC more transparent and accountable to citizens

October 29th, 2014
Privacy advocates hail Joyce Murray’s Private Members Bill as a step forward to boost transparency, oversight, and accountability for secretive spy agency CSEC
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OpenMedia.ca builds definitive case for opening Canada’s wireless networks to lower prices for all Canadians

October 24th, 2014
Following official confirmation from the Competition Bureau that the Big Three are artificially keeping prices high, OpenMedia and CIPPIC's joint submission to the CRTC sets out common sense steps for fixing Canada’s broken wireless market
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Canadians are working together to shape a pro-privacy action plan, to help address government’s stark privacy deficit

October 21st, 2014
Launch of new pro-privacy crowdsourcing initiative comes just days after Peter MacKay’s online spying Bill C-13 passes House of Commons, and follows over a year of revelations about the activities of Canada’s spy agency CSEC
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Canadians call on decision-makers at crucial public hearing to fix our broken wireless market and Unblock Canada

October 02nd, 2014
Tired of high wireless bills, Canadians want action from regulators to stop the Big Three blocking more affordable, independent wireless services
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BREAKING: Government shamelessly moves to cut short debate on Peter MacKay’s unpopular and unconstitutional Online Spying Bill C-13

September 30th, 2014
Radio ads set to air in MacKay’s riding, as Gov’t prepares to ram Bill C-13 through House of Commons, despite opposition from tens of thousands of Canadians and a Supreme Court ruling that warrantless disclosures are unconstitutional
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