Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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 4th, 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 2nd, 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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Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald to debate privacy and CSEC spying at Ottawa event sponsored by OpenMedia.ca

September 22nd, 2014
Greenwald has worked extensively with whistleblower Edward Snowden to report on how spy agencies like Canada’s CSEC and the U.S. NSA are monitoring the private lives of law-abiding citizens on a massive scale
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World comes together for week of action pushing back against Big Telecom attempts to make Internet slower, more expensive, and more like cable TV

September 5th, 2014
September 8, 2014 – Millions of Internet users from across the globe are standing together to defend the open Internet, and push back against attempts by large telecom conglomerates to undermine net neutrality and consign millions to an Internet slow lane. That’s the message of a new international campaign, Big Telecom -v- The World, launching this morning. OpenMedia International is collaborating with over 50 organizations from over 20 countries on a Week of Action which will rally Internet users, digital rights groups, and tech companies across the globe to show a united voice for net neutrality. Supporters of the campaign include BitTorrent, Boing Boing, Daily Kos, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Fundación Vía Libre, Greenpeace, reddit, SumOfUs, and many others.
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Government’s own report confirms Canadian wireless prices still amongst highest in industrialized world, while more affordable new entrants starting to have positive impact on costs

July 14th, 2014
New entrants hugely outperform the Big Three when it comes to wireless costs - but the Big Three is still blocking many Canadians from these affordable alternatives
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