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Rabble: Fact-checking the Conservatives' rural broadband strategy

The government's rural broadband strategy falls way short of our digital platform and here's why.

We need to fight back by pledging to vote now at OurDigitalFuture.ca

Article by Nora Loreto for Rabble.ca

The 2015 federal election promises to be an ugly fight, with a lot of half-truths and fact twisting. This has been the tone set by the Harper government so far, and it shows no sign of changing course. Luckily, rabble.ca together with our allies will be pulling together real numbers and evidence to refute the mistruths and fact check the election campaign.

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National Post: Public servant being investigated for writing and performing anti-Tory ‘Harperman’ song

An Ottawa federal scientist’s job is in danger after he recorded a song speaking out against the government’s politics of fear.

Article by Kathryn May, Post Media News at the National Post

An Ottawa federal scientist is being investigated for breaching the public service’s ethics code for writing and performing a highly political protest song to get rid of the Harper government.

Straight: OpenMedia crafts plan to unshackle Internet with help of more than 250,000 Canadians

Do you want to know what our election platform is all about? Learn more here and pledge your vote for the Internet at OurDigitalFuture.ca

Article by Charlie Smith for Georgia Straight

And it says that it was compiled after crowdsourcing opinions from more than 250,000 people across the country.

OpenMedia's political platform opens with a mission statement: "Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for Internet service and we increasingly face online censorship and widespread surveillance."

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The Register: Canadians taking to spying on their spies

The Internet has changed Canadian politics. Issues like C-51 simply don't go away. This election is our best chance to repeal C-51, pledge your vote at OurDigitalFuture.ca

Article by Trevor Pott for The Register

Comment As Canadians settle in for the longest general election campaign since 1867, some uncomfortable incidents that had been ignored by commercial media outlets are gaining new exposure.

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Topics: Online Spying

How do you think the parties are doing when it comes to our Digital Future?

It’s a big day for our small team here at OpenMedia! This morning we’re unveiled our detailed election platform, packed with great ideas on restoring privacy rights (including repealing C-51), access to affordable Internet and cell phone service, and safeguarding free expression.

Our whole team is excited: this morning marks the culmination of many years of work for us, across what we call our Three Pillars of Internet Freedom; Privacy, Affordable Access, and Free Expression.

All in all, an incredible over 250,000 Canadians have been involved in shaping this positive, pro-Internet platform. It brings together key recommendations from our major crowdsourcing projects of the last few years - Canada’s Privacy Plan, Time for an Upgrade, Casting an Open Net, and Our Digital Future - into a comprehensive agenda for the future of Canada’s Internet.

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