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Hi Paov,

First of all, happy new year! Hope you’re having a good start to the... year and are keeping up with your resolutions.

Just quickly popping in here to let you know that the deadline to make a submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts Review is this Friday, January 11th.

We are finalizing our submission to the government and wanted to make sure you had a chance to add your name.

Click here to add your name

In case you didn’t read my previous email last year, the government is currently reviewing all the laws that govern the Internet. This is a great opportunity for us to get faster, affordable Internet access for everyone and stronger Net Neutrality protections, but it’s also a chance for Big Telecom to call for more control over our Internet to boost their massive profits.

That’s why it’s important we all speak out as one in this review. We need to make sure our voices are heard.

You can read more about this key review on the petition page we have set up, or you can read more in my original email, which I’ve copied below.

I look forward to another year of working together!

Thanks for all that you do,
Marie at OpenMedia

Hi Paov,

The government of Canada is reviewing the laws that govern our communications systems, including the Internet, and this is our best chance to put the public interest at the heart of the review.1

However, this will also be a prime opportunity for Big Telecom to try to sneak in every bad proposal that threatens the open Internet, such as Bell’s sweeping website blocking plan.2

We must show the government that our support for an open, affordable and surveillance free Internet in Canada is stronger than ever and that there’s no place for such draconian proposals in an open and innovative Internet ecosystem.

Add your voice: Tell the government’s expert review panel we need an open, affordable, innovative Internet in Canada.

The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts are the main pieces of legislation that regulate the Internet and their review will make or break the web. It will pave the way for the rules that govern Canada’s communications for years to come, which is why we need to ensure it reflects the interests of everyday people and that the rules can stand the test of time.

From formalizing Canada’s robust Net Neutrality protections that keep the Internet open to ensuring our government policies are suited to address universal and affordable access for everyone in Canada, this review will be the foundation for the future of an open and innovative Internet.


Do you want faster, affordable Internet access in urban and rural areas across Canada? Strong Net Neutrality protections, which keep our Internet Service Providers from choosing what we can see and do online? Want more choice of providers to choose your Internet services from and lower prices?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, this consultation matters to you.


Thank you for joining us in the fight for an open Internet,

Marie on behalf of OpenMedia


[1] Review of the Canadian Communications Legislative Framework: Government of Canada
[2] CRTC denies Bell-led FairPlay Canada coalition on ‘jurisdictional grounds’: Mobile Syrup


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