The Canada-EU trade deal, CETA, “will elevate the rights of corporations above workers and the environment and undermine government regulatory flexibility,” new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds.
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TransCanada’s lawsuit against the US over President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline reminds us how many of our rights free trade agreements give away, says 350.org. The post 350.org Responds to TransCanada’s NAFTA Lawsuit over Keystone… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: 350.org Responds to TransCanada’s NAFTA Lawsuit over Keystone XL
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European Commission consultation on the role of online platforms could result in a costly new ‘Link Tax’ and monitoring of billions of posts a day by online services
November 17, 2015 – Civil society and digital rights groups are sounding the alarm about a . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Internet users set to flood public consultation to push back against proposals that would censor free speech and shut down Right to Link
Final text includes provisions to censor the Internet, rob the public domain, and force Canada to import U.S.-style copyright rules
November 5, 2015 – Over a month since a deal was first announced, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has finally been revealed. The text, published . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Final TPP text threatens Internet freedom and will force Canada to overhaul copyright – but will Trudeau go along?
As monthly household telecom spending breaches the $200 mark for the first time, Canadians will be looking to incoming Liberal government for reassurance and action
October 22, 2015 – This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released the first part of their annual Communications Monitoring . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Canadians look to newly-elected government for action as CRTC report confirms huge year-on-year price increases for communications services
Bell Canada is calling on the new federal Cabinet to overturn pro-customer CRTC requirements to ensure Canadians can access high-speed independent providers
October 21, 2015 – This morning it was reported that Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) is challenging a landmark CRTC decision that promised fair access to fibre . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Litmus test for new government as Big Telecom threatens future of affordable Internet service in Canada
Confirmed: retroactive 20 year copyright term extensions, new rules that would induce ISPs to block websites, and criminal penalties for the circumvention of digital locks
October 9, 2015 – This morning, WikiLeaks released the final version of the TPP’s Intellectual Property Chapter, just days after Trade Minister . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: WikiLeaks release of TPP Intellectual Property chapter confirms agreement threatens Canada’s Internet freedom
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Largest and most secretive agreement in the world’s history covers 40% of global trade and contains provisions to censor the Internet and rob the public domain
October 5, 2015 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reached today comes as the result of over five . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announce agreement reached, posing serious threat to global Internet users
Maude Barlow, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians wants Stephen Harper to answer whether the just-announced “firesale of CBC buildings is part of getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed before October 19 to boost his chances of re-election.”
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The Council of Canadians and partners to appeal a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling that favoured the Fair Elections Act’s restrictions on democratic participation.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership text reveals that U.S. pressure could result in new rules for Canadians that allow for website blocking, and new criminal penalties for copyright infringement
August 5, 2015 – Recently leaked documents from the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reveal that the secretive trade agreement would . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: New TPP leak shows Canada would be required to massively overhaul copyright, damaging free expression and censoring Internet
The recent failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations spoils Harper’s agenda promoting the corporate takeover of the Canadian public good, says the Council of Canadians.
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Plan lays out tangible steps for federal government to take to restore Canadians’ digital privacy
July 23, 2015 – Today OpenMedia released a new online video, based on input from over 125,000 Canadians, which outlines a clear plan to address Canada’s stark privacy deficit. With Bill C-51, warrantless spying, thousands of . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: New video sets out action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit, as hundreds of thousands continue to speak up against Bill C-51
New rules ensure that Canadians will be able to access an affordable range of services from a variety of providers outside Canada’s telecom giants
July 22, 2015 – A major ruling today from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) signals a significant step forward for Canadians’ . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: In a win for Canadians, CRTC promises fair rules to increase independent choice and affordability for fiber Internet access
75,000-strong Save The Link Campaign welcomes the rejection of proposal that could have resulted in severe repercussions for free speech online
July 9, 2015 – Today the European Parliament firmly rejected a proposal that could have resulted in a new EU-wide ‘Link Tax’ with costly implications for Internet . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: European Parliament rejects ‘Link Tax’ proposal, in big win for Internet users
Rogers $440 million takeover of Mobilicity will mean fewer choices and higher prices for Canadian cell phone subscribers when wireless prices are already increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation
June 24, 2015 – Mobilicity has accepted a $440 million takeover from Rogers, Inc., according to . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Canadian cell phone users will pay the price for government’s broken promises on Rogers/Mobilicity deal
Reports over weekend suggest government is poised to allow Rogers and Telus to acquire Mobilicity’s valuable wireless spectrum, despite promises it would be set aside for affordable, independent providers
June 22, 2015: Mobilicity’s employees and founder are calling for government action to ensure their business can continue as . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Mobilicity employees’ MVNO proposal deserves serious consideration, although wireless prices will rise even further unless indie spectrum is kept out of Big Telecom’s hands
Official report finds that wireless prices are still rising steeply, and that overall telecom costs are among the most expensive in the industrialized world
June 18, 2015 – A major government report released this morning confirms that Canadians are still paying among the highest prices in the . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Telecom bills are rising rapidly: Government report confirms that cell phone cost increases are running at three times the rate of inflation