Our best ideas have always come from our community, so we asked you: What is the best way to stop these threats? How can we best reach and engage more people in the battle to stop Big Media lobbyists and bureaucrats from censoring expression online?
How did you respond? With vigour my friends, with vigour! Read more »
The government is on the defensive. After we released our community-powered report on Canada’s cell phone market1 you’ve been sending it to your MPs, calling for their support.2 While MPs from the Liberal Party and the NDP have responded in support of our plan, and Elizabeth May was quick to put out a formal statement supporting the report, the Conservatives are trying to work their positive spin, supporting Big Telecom and saying that everything is just fine.3
A recent poll shows that only 21% of Canadians think the federal government takes protecting our private information seriously enough. We need pro-privacy legislation in place to stop invasions of our privacy.
Share this image and tell the government to take our privacy seriously:
We defeated the online spying bill c-30, but clearly we need to increase our vigilance, push back, and demand the government commit to pro-privacy legislation. Let's stop this spying revival in its tracks - call on your MP to take a pro-privacy stand now.
The government may have killed lawful access, but the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association apparently thinks it will return and is urging the government to earmark revenues generated by the forthcoming spectrum auction to pay for it. Read more »
Today is the LAST DAY to push back against Bell's attempt to control more of our communication sources! Bell's power grab for Astral Media would mean less choice for Canadians. We stopped this deal before, so let's raise our voices again. Submit your comments TODAY by 5pm PST (8pm EST) to make your voice heard: http://StoptheTakeover.ca/
Posted by Glyn Lewis on Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 23:18
To help us counter a campaign by Big Telecom lobbyists to suppress our voices and paint a rosy picture of our dysfunctional telecom market, we asked the pro-Internet community to help us fund the development of a cutting-edge letter to the editor tool.
Many of you responded by pitching in $5, $10, $25, or anything you could spare.
Together, we built the tool and launched it with success:
Within 24 hours of receiving our call to action, 420 Canadians wrote and submitted 1,300 letters to their local newspaper editors demanding Federal Minister of Industry Christian Paradis force Big Telecom to play by the rules.Read more »