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CBC: Canadians urged to talk to government about Internet standards in hearing

 It's more important than ever that we speak out before their deadline for comments. To get your voice put into the hearing, head over to UnblockCanada.ca and sign on to our open letter calling for world-class Internet services across the country.

Article by Jane Sponagle for CBC

At Iqaluit's Four Corners intersection downtown, it takes Jessica Bos more than 10 minutes to send a text message with a photo.

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We’re Telling Congress Not to Force us into an Internet Slow Lane

Well, here we go again: a powerful committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would kill the FCC's Open Internet rules – or, so-called “Net Neutrality” rules – that we fought hard for and won after a long battle alongside a broad coalition of civil society organizations, Internet freedom groups, and millions and millions of Internet users.

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Topics: Affordability

Huffington Post: Liberals were caught off guard when candidate MacLeod stepped down over C-51 vote

After candidate MacLeod stepped down over Trudeau's C-51 vote, the Liberal party issued a statement saying his resignation was for personal reasons...

Article by Althia Raj for the Huffington Post

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are staying mum about a star candidate who just turned on them. 

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Topics: Online Spying

International network mobilizes widget campaign against EU ‘Link Tax’ that threatens to chill free expression and force top webs

Old Media lobbyists are backing tomorrow’s EU Parliament vote on costly new ‘Link Tax’ that threatens future of popular websites including reddit and Google News

June 15, 2015 – A costly new EU ‘link tax’ could be on the way, threatening the future of popular websites including reddit and Google News. A similar Link Tax already exists in Germany, and in Spain, and is being considered in Austria right now. Tomorrow, the EU Parliament will vote on a draft report on the harmonization of copyright, prepared by German MEP Julia Reda.

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