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Mar 11, 2015, 14:40 ET Defend our Freedom: National Day of Action Against Bill C-51

People will be taking a stand from Victoria to Halifax, with more than 40 events across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14, 2015 OTTAWA, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, March 14, people...


Mar 10, 2015, 10:35 ET Leading digital rights organization throws support behind National Day of Action against the government's Secret Police Bill C-51

OpenMedia is encouraging Internet users across Canada to support events in over 35 cities this Saturday March 14 VANCOUVER, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Digital rights group OpenMedia is throwing its...


Feb 26, 2015, 15:13 ET Canadian group plays pivotal role in Historic Win for Internet, as U.S. FCC announces strong new rules to save Net Neutrality

Year-long campaign ends in victory, after massive global coalition unites to stop telecom conglomerates' plan to force millions of websites into an Internet slow lane VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - ...


Jan 28, 2015, 12:26 ET Canadian spy agency CSE is monitoring our private online activities on a massive scale and sharing sensitive data with other governments

Canadian spy agency has been caught monitoring over 100 popular file-storage websites, spying on millions of downloads a day, with Canadian Internet addresses among the targets. VANCOUVER, Jan. 28,...


Sep 10, 2014, 12:40 ET Canadian group hosts international platform for massive Internet Slowdown Day to show what Internet would be like if we lost net neutrality rules

OpenMedia.ca joins with major websites Netflix, reddit, and huge coalition as experts warn of damaging consequences for Canada if net neutrality is undermined in U.S. or here in Canada VANCOUVER,...


Sep 08, 2014, 11:55 ET World comes together for week of action against Big Telecom attempts to make Internet slower, more expensive, and more like cable TV

Grassroots Week of Action organized by Canadian Internet freedom group OpenMedia is launched against a backdrop of crucial upcoming decisions that could force hundreds of millions into an Internet...


Apr 22, 2014, 11:14 ET As Obama tries to lock down Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canadian Internet freedom group takes message directly to U.S. Capitol

Canada's OpenMedia leads huge international campaign shining "Stop the Secrecy" spotlight on prominent buildings in Washington D.C. to protest TPP's secretive Internet Censorship plan VANCOUVER,...


Feb 11, 2014, 11:12 ET Huge Coalition unites to demand end to Spy Agency Cash Grab - MPs should stop wasting billions spying on law-abiding Canadians

Budget Day Action will urge MPs to side with taxpayers against CSEC waste; group warns spying on innocent Canadians hurts democracy at home and Canada's reputation abroad VANCOUVER, Feb. 11, 2014...


Oct 22, 2013, 13:29 ET National campaign launched as civil libertarians announce court challenge to stop government spying on Canadians

Canadians urged to show their support for BC Civil Liberties Association legal action which challenges constitutionality of blanket surveillance against law-abiding Canadians VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2013 ...


Oct 10, 2013, 11:08 ET More than 30 organizations unite to safeguard Canadians' privacy rights amid spy agency scandal

With Parliament set to resume Coalition calls for effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada VANCOUVER, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - OpenMedia.ca is joining with more than...


Sep 09, 2013, 12:49 ET Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs urge Industry Minister to take action to fix our broken cell phone market

Leading innovators call for new measures to stop the Big Three from blocking mobile startups from reaching Canadians VANCOUVER, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - A group of over 35 leading Canadian innovators...


Jun 27, 2013, 17:14 ET Canadians disappointed in CRTC decision to approve Big Media Bell's power-grab of Astral Media

Takeover will mean lost jobs, higher prices, and less media choice - it's time for government to take clear action to tackle Big Media dominance, says OpenMedia.ca VANCOUVER, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ -...


Jun 04, 2013, 10:05 ET Government spectrum transfer decision will stop Telus from taking over assets set aside for new affordable mobile services for Canadians

OpenMedia.ca commends Industry Minister response to citizen campaign for choice and affordability in cell phone market, calls for more clarity VANCOUVER, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - OpenMedia.ca is...


Jun 03, 2013, 13:12 ET OpenMedia.ca welcomes new CRTC Code of Conduct reining in 3 year contracts as positive step forward for cell phone customers

New Code a starting point that begins to address citizen concerns on broken cell phone market VANCOUVER, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - OpenMedia.ca is welcoming the CRTC's publication of its new Code of...


Mar 22, 2013, 12:52 ET Price-Gouged Canadian Dad Turns Advocate, Creates Toolkit to Help Citizens Push Back Against Cell Phone Companies

After incurring $22K charge, BC's Matt Buie is working to ensure others don't live out his cell phone horror story BURNABY, BC, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Matt Buie, a Financial Planner and father living ...


Mar 07, 2013, 05:00 ET Study Finds Cell Phone Customer Mistreatment Rampant

Crowdsourced report puts the lived realities of Canadian cell phone users on display VANCOUVER, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - A study released today by non-profit organization OpenMedia.ca shows a majority...


Jul 07, 2012, 06:00 ET Large petition against TPP's Internet trap hand-delivered to negotiations in San Diego

Broad coalition confronts TPP negotiations armed with over 90,000-strong StopTheTrap.net petition VANCOUVER, July 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Organizations and people belonging to the StopTheTrap.net Coalition...


Jun 27, 2012, 08:00 ET Secretive trade agreement could mean big fines for Canadian Internet users, says new coalition

Canadians kick off international coalition to fight new Internet restrictions proposed in TPP trade agreement VANCOUVER, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - An international coalition of organizations launched a...


May 24, 2012, 09:00 ET Pro-Privacy Canadians Launch Viral Video To Say They Don't Want To Pay For Online Spying Bill

Citizen-Made Video Launches After Millions Are Set Aside For Bill C-30 VANCOUVER, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - OpenMedia.ca has launched a citizen-made online video educating Canadians about the true cost of ...


Jan 11, 2012, 12:00 ET OpenMedia.ca calls out big cell phone providers for "trying to shut out independent competitors"

Canadian cell phone users could stand to face higher prices, warns group VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - As Ottawa prepares to release the framework that will shape the future of mobile in Canada, a ...