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Advocates Welcome Major Overhaul To Canada’s Privacy Law

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 8:26 am | OpenMedia

Today Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains introduced Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 , which promises to considerably strengthen Canada's private sector privacy legislation. The introduction of binding enforcement ... More >>

Government’s Universal Broadband Fund Finally Announced

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 7:55 am | OpenMedia

Today the Government of Canada announced the opening of applications for the $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund (UBF). First announced in March 2019, the UBF has been a long-awaited funding mechanism to help bridge the digital divide in Canada, ... More >>

OpenMedia’s Comments On Federal Cabinet Decision In Wholesale Internet Rates Appeal

Sunday, 16 August 2020, 7:21 am | OpenMedia

In a decision released early this morning, the federal cabinet has declined to overrule a 2019 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) decision to lower the wholesale rates charged by the large, incumbent telecom providers to smaller, ... More >>

New Internet Performance Data Shows Federal Government Failing Rural Canada

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 7:11 am | OpenMedia

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) released new data from its Internet Performance Test, which demonstrated Canada’s rural-urban digital divide is significantly growing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet advocates are incredibly ... More >>

OpenMedia Calls For Federal Investigation Of Today’s Internet Outage

Friday, 7 August 2020, 7:51 am | OpenMedia

At approximately 11:40 AM EDT on Thursday critical network infrastructure run by Bell and Telus failed across Ontario and Québec, stranding millions of Eastern Canadians without Internet connections during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What ... More >>

Over 75 Organizations, Experts Call For Ban On Police Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:11 am | OpenMedia

Today, OpenMedia, along with more than 30 other organizations, and dozens of experts, issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ban on the use of facial recognition surveillance by all federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in Canada. ... More >>

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:49 am | OpenMedia

November 13, 2019 — Today Bell has asked the Trudeau government to overturn the CRTC’s August decision that lowered wholesale Internet rates and reimbursed smaller providers for being grossly overcharged for years. If the Trudeau government were ... More >>

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 >>