Category Archives: Politics

Canadian Telecom Summit Reference Videos

For those at the Canadian Telecom Summit wondering about the video interventions we’ve previously submitted to the CRTC, here they are. The Let’s Talk TV intervention: The Basic Telecommunications Services intervention: This video isn’t an intervention as it was created … Continue reading

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Everything is Data – Disruptive Response

Copies of this article will be sent to ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. A request will be made to the CRTC that this article be published alongside our other submissions during Telecom Notice of … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Last year, the Remembrance post began with “A new election, a new government, and possibly new hope for surviving veterans.” The new government has already begun to make a difference by gradually reopening Veterans Affairs offices across the country. Today, … Continue reading

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Everything is Data

This post has been updated on April 15, 2016. Last year, the CRTC launched Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134 – Basic Telecommunications Services with the goal of finding out what’s wrong with Canada’s Internet and try to fix it. … Continue reading

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A New Hope

A new election, a new government, and possibly new hope for surviving veterans. It is no secret that the former Conservative government’s treatment of veterans was deplorable to say the least, from cutting access to services to forcing veterans to … Continue reading

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Signal Substitution Is On Notice

On January 29, 2015, a decision was released by the CRTC in regards to signal substitution. Starting in 2017 (the NFL’s 2016-2017 season), the Super Bowl can no longer be signal substituted. Additionally, the CRTC has limited the use of … Continue reading

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A significant Remembrance Day

This year’s Remembrance Day is significant in many ways. World War I started 100 years ago. Parliament Hill was attacked last month by a lone gunman after he shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a member of the military on … Continue reading

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The Canadian Content

This is a short film about the problems with Canadian television, and how we can fix them. It was presented as an intervention at the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” hearings on September 19th 2014 at Gatineau, Quebec. The video received … Continue reading

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The UBB Deception – Internet Surveillance

This pre-release video is for an upcoming campaign by OpenMedia against the Canadian government’s plan to include “Lawful Access” legislation in the upcoming Crime Omnibus Bill, which would allow law enforcement officials to gather information about a person’s activities on … Continue reading

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May 2nd is Voting Day

Today is Voting Day in Canada. If you’re a Canadian citizen, and you’re 18 or over, you’re most likely eligible to vote. You can register to vote at the polling station if you’re not already registered. Bring your voting card … Continue reading

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