The project is being spearheaded by citizen-backed OpenMedia, which has been consulting extensively with Internet users, digital access experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs from several countries to identify how best to ensure people are free to collaborate, create, and manage content online. Read more »
Canadians urged to show their support for BC Civil Liberties Association legal action which challenges constitutionality of blanket surveillance against law-abiding Canadians
October 22, 2013 – Making headlines around the world, the activities of a secretive government spy agency have galvanized Canadians from across the political spectrum to speak out and demand answers. Today, on their behalf, OpenMedia.ca and the BC Civil Liberties Association are announcing they will work together to put a stop to unlawful government surveillance against law-abiding Canadians.
OpenMedia.ca is launching a national campaign calling on all Canadians to show their support for a court challenge launched this morning by the BCCLA. OpenMedia.ca is Canada's largest civic engagement organization that works to ensure the Internet is open, affordable, and surveillance-free.
The legal action challenges the constitutionality of federal legislation underpinning the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), a secretive government spy agency. The BCCLA legal action is also challenging the constitutionality of the government’s warrantless collection of data including Canadians’ everyday Internet use. Read more »
Canadians will be watching closely to see whether the government lives up to their promise to secure more choice and lower prices in broken telecom market
WHO Steve Anderson, Executive Director, OpenMedia.ca David Christopher, Communications Coordinator, OpenMedia.ca. (778-232-1858, email@example.com)
His Excellency the Governor General will open the Second Session of the 41st Parliament on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EDT with a Speech from the Throne in the Senate Chamber.
After months of debate about the future of Canada’s wireless market, the government looks set to unveil a new government agenda said to be aimed at lowering prices and improving telecom choice. It will be unveiled in today’s Throne Speech that opens the second session of the 41st Parliament.
With Parliament set to resume, Coalition calls for effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada
October 10, 2013 – OpenMedia.ca is joining with more than 30 major organizations and over a dozen leading experts to launch the largest pro-privacy coalition in Canadian history. With Parliament set to resume, the Protect Our Privacy Coalition has banded together to ensure Canadians get effective legal measures to protect their privacy against government intrusion.
The broad-based coalition includes organizations and individuals from a wide range of political perspectives, including citizen-based groups, civil liberties groups, privacy advocates, right-leaning organizations, First Nations groups, labour groups, small businesses, LGBT groups and academic experts, all of whom have signed onto this statement:
“More than ever, Canadians need strong, genuinely transparent, and properly enforced safeguards to secure privacy rights. We call on Government to put in place effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada against intrusion by government entities.”
Online campaign goes viral, spurred on by citizen outrage at secretive and extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership proposals, says OpenMedia
October 3, 2013 – Citizens across the trans-Pacific region are speaking up in huge numbers to tell their elected leaders to say no to Internet censorship at upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations at the APEC summit in Indonesia. They’re participating in a rapidly growing online campaign organized by OpenMedia, with support from Roots Action and Fight for the Future.