Watch Arielle's video update to hear this week's news. This week, OpenMedia is encouraging Canadians to speak out on new telecom fees. You can help push Canada’s political party leaders and Industry Minister, Christian Paradis to put an end to Big Telecom price-gouging at openmedia.ca/fees.Read more »
What a response! We at OpenMedia.ca are absolutely thrilled by how many of you took the time to write letters to the editor of your local newspapers. Well over 1,300 letters have been sent to newspapers across the country demanding Industry Minister Paradis do the right thing and stand up for greater choice, innovation and affordability in Canada’s mobile phone and Internet market. And the best part? The letters are still coming in!
To celebrate your hard work, we thought we would highlight a great letter that was recently submitted, below.
We want you to know that we are still reading your submissions and monitoring to see which ones get published. Even if your letter doesn’t get published, it is helping push others into the pages of Canada’s newspapers. We know from previous campaigns that we win when our community takes action together and allows the weight of our efforts to be felt. Read more »
Posted by Josh Tabish on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 23:31
Are you part of a business that will be negatively affected by rising telecom costs? Are you an innovator or entrepreneur that relies on open and affordable Internet access to do your work? Then please sign on to the letter to Industry Minister Christian Paradis below.
With nearly 94% of our cell phone market controlled by just three telecom companies, we’re paying some of the highest prices in the industrialized world and it’s having a negative impact on Canadians and Canadian businesses.
Big Telecom is trying to tell us everything is fine in Canada's cell phone market. Canadians know different. Big Telecom wants to take scarce wireless assets meant for independent mobile companies and gain more control of the market. Let's not give them more power to price gouge us. Fight back at http://DemandChoice.ca/
This week is Privacy Awareness Week, and we are pushing harder than ever for a firm pro-privacy commitment from the government. When we see over 3,000 privacy breaches and only about 13% are reported, we know the "status quo is unacceptable." Tell the government to respect and protect your privacy.
Article by Jordan Press for Postmedia News:
Canada’s privacy commissioner is being asked to investigate thousands of data breaches that weren’t reported to her office over the past 10 years. Read more »