CRTC to decide whether to allow Bell’s takeover of Astral on Thursday; available to comment

Takeover_460x110_120816.png Decision will determine whether Bell will be given more control over Canada’s already highly-concentrated media system WHO: Lindsey Pinto, Communications Manager, David Christopher, Communications Coordinator, WHAT: The CRTC will announce whether they will allow big media company Bell’s proposed takeover of Astral Media. The CRTC denied Bell’s

Continue reading Government spectrum transfer decision will stop Telus from taking over assets set aside for new affordable mobile services for Canadians

Squeeze_DemandChoice_200x200_130122.jpg commends Industry Minister response to citizen campaign for choice and affordability in cell phone market, calls for more clarity June 4, 2013 – is welcoming today’s government announcement that it will continue to set aside valuable wireless spectrum for new entrants – a decision that should help

Continue reading welcomes new CRTC Code of Conduct reining in 3 year contracts as positive step forward for cell phone customers

8637598334_d8cebe642a.jpg New Code a starting point that begins to addresses citizen concerns on broken cell phone market June 3, 2013 – is welcoming the CRTC’s publication of its new Code of Conduct for Canadian cell phone providers. The new Code addresses restrictive three year contracts while leaving some work

Continue reading Stop selling out our free expression online in TPP talks, urges Trade Minister

stand against TPP.png Secretive, industry-driven copyright proposals could wreck Canada’s digital economy, restrict our open Internet, and undermine our fundamental rights May 28, 2013 – Led by Canadian Internet freedom group, members of a diverse international coalition have written to Trade Ministers in several countries to demand a ‘Fair

Continue reading Telus announces plans to takeover Canada’s largest independent cell phone provider argues the takeover will encourage more mistreatment of Canadian cell phone customers April 16, 2013 – Telus has formally announced plans to takeover Mobilicity, one of Canada’s largest independent cell phone providers. Grassroots group believes, if allowed to go through, will stifle choice and fair treatment of customers

Continue reading Meet Michael Froman

“The Biggest Global Threat to the Internet”: That’s how legal experts describe the controversial international agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1 The TPP agreement threatens to criminalize use of your favorite websites—including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and your favourite blog—and even your online comments.2 But you can stop it if

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