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Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding promises

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:35 am | OpenMedia

AUGUST 19, 2019 — Today Bell Canada announced that it will be reducing its investment in rural broadband Internet by 20%, leaving up to 200,000 households behind. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s CRTC decision that found telecom ... More >>

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 11:16 am | OpenMedia

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has rejected ads from OpenMedia aiming to inform travellers of their rights when it comes to having their digital devices searched at the border. More >>

Canada signs Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:06 am | OpenMedia

March 8, 2018 – Today, leaders from 11 of the original signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed a modified version of the original agreement now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) ... More >>

Increase transparency around cellphone surveillance tools

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:29 am | OpenMedia

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools More >>

Impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:14 pm | OpenMedia

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions More >>

Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 10:00 am | OpenMedia

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes More >>

Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 9:27 am | OpenMedia

As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships More >>

MTS takeover will harm middle class consumers & businesses

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10:33 am | OpenMedia

Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks More >>

OpenMedia calls on Canadian government to reject the TPP

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 9:55 am | OpenMedia

January 23, 2017 – This morning, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to formally withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal that experts warn will overwrite domestic law, criminalize online activity, ... More >>

Canada Supreme Court case could shape future of Internet

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 4:13 pm | OpenMedia

Critical Supreme Court case could shape future of the Internet OpenMedia is intervening in Supreme Court of Canada case that will have vast implications for global free expression online More >>

Government report on TPP cost ignores innovation damage

Monday, 12 September 2016, 10:33 am | OpenMedia

Government report on TPP’s economic cost completely ignores potential for huge damage to innovation and our digital economy Basing an overall decision on TPP on such a flawed and limited assessment would be “like buying a used car sight unseen” ... More >>

Leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 9:36 am | OpenMedia

Draft laws confirm unprecedented new powers for large publishers that will stifle online innovation and dissemination of news and information in the European Union More >>

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 1:13 pm | OpenMedia

Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules More >>

RCMP revealed to be indefinitely retaining private data

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 8:54 pm | OpenMedia

RCMP revealed to be indefinitely retaining the private data of innocent Canadians swept up through indiscriminate Stingray surveillance More >>

Campaigners vow “final battle” to prevent massive deal

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:36 pm | OpenMedia

As TPP is signed in Auckland casino, campaigners vow “final battle” to prevent massive deal being ratified More >>

Canada is making a costly mistake by signing on to TPP

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:43 am | OpenMedia

Canada is making a costly mistake by signing on to TPP without any room for negotiation More >>

Landmark ruling for cell phone privacy in Canada

Friday, 15 January 2016, 12:01 pm | OpenMedia

Police request for “tower dump” of user data from Rogers and Telus ruled a violation of privacy rights More >>

TPP text threatens Internet freedom: will Trudeau go along?

Friday, 6 November 2015, 8:55 am | OpenMedia

November 5, 2015 – Over a month since a deal was first announced , the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has finally been revealed. The text, published today by the New Zealand government, will force Canada to overwrite its current balanced ... More >>

WikiLeaks release of TPP Intellectual Property chapter

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 12:50 pm | OpenMedia

Confirmed: retroactive 20 year copyright term extensions, new rules that would induce ISPs to block websites, and criminal penalties for the circumvention of digital locks More >>

TPP agreement poses serious threat to global Internet users

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:43 am | OpenMedia

October 4, 2015 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reached today comes as the result of over five years of negotiations and poses an extreme threat to free expression online. More >>



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