As you may know, following the release of our Time for An Upgrade study, Big Telecom’s lobbyist army targeted the media to suppress your voice and our message of change – they even went after journalists on Twitter to get them to change the story.2Read more »
Posted by OpenMedia.ca on Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 17:15
We did it! The Conservative government has killed online spying legislation Bill C-30! If passed, the bill would have provided access to your private online information without a warrant, and you would have had to pay for it.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced on Monday, "We will not be proceeding with Bill C-30 ... We've listened to the concerns of Canadians who have been very clear on this."1
It doesn't get clearer than that. We’ve won, and it was you and nearly 150,000 other Canadians who made it happen with your signatures, comments, creativity, and your donations. Your team at OpenMedia.ca will remain vigilant.
You may have noticed OpenMedia commenting in the news1 about how Canada’s largest mobile provider, Rogers, has found a way to obtain key public assets that were actually supposed to be saved for us, so we could access new telecom startup services! 2,3
It’s plain wrong, and if we don’t stop Rogers it will mean more control for Big Telecom, higher prices, and less choice for you and your family.4 If you’re sick of telecom price-gouging and think Canadians need more independent choice, then click here.
There is hope. The Industry Minister can stop Rogers from taking away these public assets, and he has already heard from tens of thousands of pro-Internet Canadians in the last 72 hours. Our community is strong – help make it stronger than Big Telecom lobbyists! Read more »
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