CBC: CSIS secrecy hampers complaints and accountability

CBC Radio's The Current​ discusses the BCCLA/Dogwood challenge against CSIS. Will we ever get to the truth of what did or did not happen? Join us and sign the pledge at

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The Dogwood Initiative is an environmental advocacy group in British Columbia. Its members have campaigned against the Northern Gateway Pipeline, in addition to other causes. 

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TechDirt: Comcast Admits Broadband Usage Caps Are A Cash Grab, Not An Engineering Necessity

And there you have it. Comcast – one of the most hated telecom companies in the world – just admitted that data caps are bogus. In Canada, we have a unique chance to end data caps through an ongoing CRTC hearing. Speak out at

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CBC: First Nations youth bring high-speed internet home

Canada's youth are taking Internet access into their own hands. Despite being next door to a community with full Internet service, young people in a northern Ontario  community unserviced by Big Telecom are building their own infrastructure to make sure they can participate in Canada's digital economy. Learn more below, and demand world-class Internet service for 100% of Canadians at

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CBC: CSIS surveillance of pipeline protesters faces federal review

OpenMedia supports the work of BCCLA and Dogwood Initiative to challenge the secretive practices of CSIS in the courts. Stand up with us and sign the pledge at

Article by CBC News

A federal committee is holding a hearing Wednesday into a complaint that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service illegally spied on peaceful anti-pipeline protesters in B.C., but the public may never know what has occurred behind the hearing's closed doors.

The security intelligence review committee hearing will not be open to the public.

The complaint was filed by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) last year and alleges that CSIS "broke the law by gathering information on the peaceful and democratic activities of Canadians." Read more »

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