Trade Ministers set to gather for crucial Singapore TPP talks with U.S. lobbyists aiming to strong-arm Canada into adopting Internet censorship rules that damaged the Australian economy
December 6, 2013 – Australian experts are warning Canada about the damaging economic fallout of adopting U.S.-driven Internet censorship rules under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The warning comes as Trade Ministers, including Canada’s Ed Fast, prepare to gather in Singapore for a crucial round of TPP talks this weekend, with U.S. negotiators aiming to strong-arm Canada into adopting extreme rules that would make the Internet more expensive, (Read more…)
Organizations spanning nearly every TPP nation calls for a new approach that respects broad interests not just that of old US media conglomerates
November 21, 2013: Today the Fair Deal Coalition has called on Governments involved in the TPP negotiations to reject copyright proposals that would limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, and curtail economic opportunity.
The Coalition, made up of Internet users, schools, universities, artists, libraries and archives, the visually-impaired, consumers, information technology firms and Internet businesses, has written an open letter to the Governments involved in the negotiations following the leaking of the chapter (Read more…)
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Leading expert Carolina Rossini tells Vancouver audience that carefully crafted Canadian copyright laws could be overturned by extreme U.S.-driven proposals in Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
November 19, 2013 – Carolina Rossini, a renowned U.S.-based expert on international Internet governance, told an audience in Vancouver last night that the U.S. government is trying to strong-arm Canada into adopting rules that would undermine free expression online and damage the Canadian economy. Over 120,000 people have spoken out about extreme Internet censorship rules revealed by a recent leak of a draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by (Read more…)
Canadians still waiting to see whether government lives up to promise to secure more choice and lower prices in broken telecom market
WHO Steve Anderson, Executive Director, OpenMedia.ca David Christopher, Communications Manager, OpenMedia.ca. (778-232-1858, firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHAT The Annual Report of Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services have revealed that complaints about telecom service in Canada increased by over 31%.
Unifor raises grave concerns about the sweeping changes to the Canada Labour Code proposed by the omnibus Federal Budget Implementation Bill C-4.
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Citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca says Canadians will welcome moves to stop Big Telecom narrowing their wireless choices yet further, but action still needed to fix broken market
October 30, 2013 – New reports reveal that Industry Canada’s will block telecom giant Telus from taking over indie wireless provider Mobilicity. Citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca, which is campaigning to secure lower prices and greater choice for Canadian cell phone users, says the move will help prevent Big Telecom from narrowing the wireless choices of Canadians yet further.
According to media reports, Industry Canada has turned down a proposal for Mobilicity to be (Read more…)
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart accuses FINTRAC of collecting the personal banking information of thousands of innocent Canadians.
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Coordinated by OpenMedia, new citizen-fuelled vision will challenge outdated top-down approach to developing copyright policies
October 25, 2013 – Global citizens and innovators are working together to shape a new crowd-sourced vision for 21st century copyright rules and a fair digital future. The move comes after over 100,000 people recently spoke out against attempts by old media conglomerates to impose extreme Internet censorship rules through the Trans-Pacific Partnership – rules that would have made the Internet more expensive, censored, and policed.
The project is being spearheaded by citizen-backed OpenMedia, which has been consulting extensively with Internet users, digital (Read more…)
A just released poll shows that Nova Scotians overwhelmingly support a continued moratorium on fracking, unless an independent review finds there is no risk to drinking water, human health, the climate or communities.
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Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says some of the unlawful killings executed by US drone strikes in Pakistan “could even amount to war crimes”.
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With Parliament set to resume, coalition calls for effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada against government intrusion
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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)
WHEN 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.
WHAT After months of debate about the future of Canada’s wireless market, the government looks set to unveil (Read more…)
Canadian Human Rights Commission statement on meeting with James Anaya, the visiting United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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The reintroduction of postal banking in Canada would offer access to financial services not now available to many Canadians, says new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
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by: Idle No More | Press Release
Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill. Dec 21, 2012. (Photo: Obert Madondo)
October 7, 2013-Ottawa, Canada: Today marks the global day of action of Idle No More, the Indigenous Peoples social movement. On October 7, 1763, King George III of England signed the British Royal Proclamation, an historic document that legally mandated Canada to recognize Indigenous land rights.
Today, two hundred and fifty years later, at over 55 actions and events taking place across Canada, the United States, and in countries across the planet, thousands of Indigenous Peoples and our supporters (Read more…)
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