Canada’s Big Telecom giants are raising their rates and undermining customer protection rules. Their multi-pronged campaign against Canadians includes:
- Going to federal court to undermine and delay new cell phone contract rules.
- Increasing their already sky high cell phone rates.
- Unleashing a misleading PR campaign, including full-page ads in newspapers across the country.
We already pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for horrible cell phone service. If we don’t speak out now it’s going to get worse - send your message now before it's too late.
OpenMedia.ca has an in-depth plan based on the input of thousands of Canadians. It’s called Time for an Upgrade: Demanding Choice in Canada's Cell Phone Market. In order for it to work we need as many Canadians as possible to send the plan to decision makers in Ottawa now.
The Fair Deal campaign is about keeping the Trans-Pacific Partnership from changing our copyright laws. A fair deal is one that opens up new trade opportunities, without forcing us to make changes to copyright law that would take a major toll on our society.
The secretive and extreme TPP proposals could criminalize your daily use of the Internet. If enough of us speak out now, we can force participating governments to come clean. Make your voice heard by signing on to our simple statement for decision-makers now.
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Government dragnet collection of our sensitive private information is secretive, expensive, and out of control
- SECRETIVE: The sensitive private data of law-abiding Canadians could be caught up in spying efforts by CSEC, an unaccountable and highly secretive government spy agency.
- EXPENSIVE: The government is about to spend $4-billion of our tax dollars to house new spying operations.
- OUT OF CONTROL: In recent years there have been over 3,000 breaches of sensitive citizen data, affecting approximately 725,000 of us.
Online spying initiatives threaten to provide a range of authorities with access to your private data, at anytime, without a warrant.
A broad-based Protect Our Privacy Coalition of citizens, experts, organizations, and businesses have come together to defend our right to privacy based on a common statement of principle: "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."
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It has been revealed that the government's spy agency, CSEC, could be monitoring you and your family. Brave lawyers are fighting back by launching a court case against the government but they need you to stand with them now.
This surveillance activity will cost over 4 billion of our tax dollars and the government has already had over 3,000 breaches of citizen data.3
The government is putting our private data at risk, and spending extravagant amounts of our money to do so. That’s why lawyers at our coalition partner the BCCLA are now taking the government to court on your behalf.
To succeed we need as many people as possible to stand against secretive, expensive, and out-of-control spying on Canadians.
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Take the pledge to make the switch to an indie ISP!
Canada is falling behind the rest of the world on both Internet speed and pricing. Big Telecom has made record profits while they overcharge and disrespect Canadians. Those profits are then used to lobby for more control and price-gouging.
The only thing big telecom companies understand is their bottom line, so let’s hit them where it hurts. Let’s get as many Canadians as possible to switch to an independent provider.
It’s not possible for everyone to switch to an independent provider right now, but let’s all pledge to use an independent provider when it is possible.
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We’re looking at a future where big telecom companies will charge per byte for Internet use, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen, Canadians will have no choice but to pay much more for less Internet.
Big phone and cable companies are obviously trying to gouge Canadians, control the Internet market, and ensure that we continue to subscribe to their television services.
We urgently need to send a clear message to decision-makers that we refuse to be gouged by big phone and cable companies. Enough is enough.
Canada needs a citizen-centric digital strategy.
Big phone and cable companies are already hard at work lobbying the new Conservative Government for further price-gouging and control.
To combat this, OpenMedia.ca has put forth a well-researched report and citizen-centered action plan for a gouge-free, open, and affordable Internet. The plan is based on widely held Canadian principles of accessibility, choice, diversity, innovation, and openness.
Set the record straight. Send a copy of our report to your MP and to Stephen Harper!
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