Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order. 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

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

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

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

Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald to debate privacy and CSEC spying at Ottawa event sponsored by

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

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.

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

OpenMedia launches new tool to enable Canadians to go face to face with those behind international Internet Censorship talks set to kick off in Ottawa

June 26th, 2014
The secretive meetings concern a wide-ranging 12-country international agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Leaked documents suggest Canada’s Internet could become far more expensive, censored, and policed.

Breaking - Poll: Massive 73% majority of Canadians are opposed to Peter MacKay’s Online Spying Bill C-13

June 19th, 2014
73% of Canadians oppose Bill C-13, with just 15% approving. Huge opposition among all regions, age groups, genders, and income levels. Even Conservatives oppose Bill C-13 by 62% to 24%.

Breaking - New Liberal Bill takes meaningful steps to rein in spy agency CSEC and improve oversight and judicial control

June 18th, 2014
Privacy campaigners consider Liberal proposals to boost oversight, judicial control, and transparency over Canadian spy agency CSEC a welcome first step toward reining in the eavesdropping agency
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