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Media Advisory: Government suggests controversial online spying Bill C-30 may be in the works; OpenMedia.ca available for comment

There are also prevailing concerns that the spying scheme will cost millions if not billions of dollars and Canadians will have to foot the bill.

In 2012, the organization led the Stop Online Spying petition, which garnered the support of nearly 150,000 Canadians who opposed Bill C-30’s costly, invasive, warrantless online spying measures.

The timing of the Minister’s comments coincides with the upcoming one-year anniversary of the #TellVicEverything Twitter campaign, which went viral on February 16th, 2012 and saw thousands of Canadians voice their opposition to Bill C-30.

OpenMedia.ca is a grassroots organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open and affordable Internet. The group work towards informed and participatory digital policy.

Through campaigns such as StopTheMeter.ca and StopSpying.ca, OpenMedia.ca has engaged over half-a-million Canadians, and has influenced public policy and federal law.

Lindsey Pinto – 778.238.7710 – [email protected]

More about online spying at http://stopspying.ca


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