Fight for your right to repair

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Great news! Last month, an Ontario MPP tabled the first right to repair legislation in Canada. This bill would force companies to release repair manuals and sell spare parts for products they sell.1


This is a huge milestone for anyone who has tried to fix products they own only to realize the cost is prohibitively expensive or outright impossible to repair.

But it’s not enough to have legislation like this tabled in Ontario. We need it across Canada!

That’s why are launching a petition to call on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to introduce national right to repair legislation.

Will you join us in calling for a national Right to Repair bill by signing this petition?

Click here to sign the petition

When we buy a car, we know we can go to any mechanic to do an oil change or replace a chipped window. Shouldn't this be the same for your iPhone?

Unfortunately, it's becoming increasingly difficult to repair our own devices.2

Companies are increasingly forcing users to either buy a new product, or limit who can repair it by restricting the trade in parts and designing in ways too difficult to repair. Just try fixing a newer iPhone.3

The end result is that we have to replace smartphones, toasters, washing machines and even farm tractors with higher frequency or pay more to fix them through an authorized dealer. Ultimately, we are paying more for the same products and generating more e-waste.

That’s why millions of people across North America and Europe are fighting for their right to repair their appliances, electronic devices and machinery. Already, at least 18 U.S. states and the EU are trying to pass right to repair legislation.4

Click here to sign the petition to bring Right to Repair legislation to all of Canada!

OpenMedia was founded to fight for an open, accessible and affordable Internet. But Internet access is not just about having broadband in your community. It’s also about having access to durable and reliable computers and smartphones that allow you to use the Internet. The growing trend of planned obsolescence is a barrier for low and middle income people who can’t afford to buy a new device every 1-3 years.

The right to repair isn’t just about being able to use toaster ovens longer. It’s about ensuring students have access to the Internet, farmers can repair their tractors, and mom-and-pop repair shops can stay open.

The time to enshrine the right to repair into law has come. Join the movement by signing on to this petition.

Thanks for all that you do.
Rodrigo at OpenMedia


[1] Right to Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In Canada: Motherboard
[2] Why Apple and other tech companies are fighting to keep devices hard to repair: The Verge
[3] The Next iPhone Could Put 15,000 Repair Companies Out of Business: Motherboard
[4] Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force: BCC


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