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Huffington Post: Did you know Canada is the most sued nation under free trade agreements?

Now Canada wants to sign on to another massive, secretive agreement that will exploit our 'partners' and establish unaccountable supra-national tribunals to further erode democratic decision-making at the national level. 

Article by Sunny Freeman for the Huffington Post

Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country’s environmental laws, according to a new study.

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A heartfelt letter to MP Laurie Hawn after his (kind of, maybe, sort of) apology

Check out this great article by OpenMedia's board member Susan McLennan. 

Article by Susan McLennan for Reimagine PR

Dear Mr. Hawn,

Thank you so much for your heartfelt apology. It meant a lot to hear that you had decided it was time for everyone to move on.

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Topics: Online Spying

Coming (very) soon: We’ve got a plan to restore our privacy rights - packed with ideas that come straight from you

For anyone who cares about privacy, the past few months have been one hell of a ride: We’ve seen startling leaked documents confirming that Canada’s spy agency CSE is monitoring our private online activities on a massive scale - and even spying on private emails Canadians send to their MPs. We’ve seen Peter MacKay’s online spying Bill C-13 become the law of the land, despite huge opposition from Canadians.

And, most famously, we’ve seen the government push forward Bill C-51, a reckless, dangerous, and ineffective piece of legislation that experts say will criminalize free expression, create a secret police force, and lead to widespread violations of our most basic Charter Rights.

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Topics: Online Spying

Geist: A letter that confirms the copyright extension was nothing but a deal between Harper and music industry lobbyists

Just as we thought, the copyright extension was nothing but a lobbied deal between Music Canada and Prime Minister Harper. 

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Topics: Copyright

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