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Here's why the government's rural broadband strategy falls way short of our digital platform. Let's fight back by pledging to vote now at http://OurDigitalFuture.ca/?src=gplus
What is the context that surrounds the Conservatives' promise to dedicated $200M to expand broadband?
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The Internet is nether new or established as an essential service. Perhaps we need to start there. Many challenges, choices face one's life in far-flung remote areas of Canada. Who's job is it to "guarantee" service? It seems like Internet Welfare or Canada's approach to everything. Spend million if not billions to deploy technology nobody has hope in ever recouping expense deploying let alone maintaining.

What exactly happened for 13 years under Chretien/Martin Liberals? The heady days of Bell/Rogers running roughshod with system access fees, capped and traffic shaped internet. Joys like 3 year contracts or terms with cancellation fees requiring applied mathematics degree to interpret. No independent ISP's and CRTC stacked with cronies from Robellus keeping everything in check for the cartels. Ensuring their dividends where maintained and Liberal coffers filled. Let's return to those glory days where only thing kept was pay phone service likely to ensure AdScam and Strippergate could operate.

People bitched for 2 year terms - get their wish and prices increase - amortize a phone in less time and guess what? Share the internet infrastructure and see major players drop prices, increase speed, drop caps to undercut competition.

Pretty sure these crooks are awaiting another Liberal government. New CRTC appointees to shaft us. Look for mergers, acquisition of the little ISP's. Return to higher prices while competition is removed to profit Liberal party coffers and rural areas continue to get nothing.
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Do you want to know what our election platform is all about? Learn more below and pledge your vote for the Internet at http://OurDigitalFuture.ca/?src=gplus
Its platform is called "Canada's Digital Future" and it doesn't recommend any political party.
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How do you think political parties are doing on digital policies such as online surveillance and Internet affordability? Let us know in the comments below, your feedback will be used to inform how we rate parties in our election platform's report card, and to pressure all party leaders to sign up to these goals!
It’s a big day for our small team here at OpenMedia! This morning we’re unveiled our detailed election platform, packed with great ideas on restoring privacy rights (including repealing C-51), access
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Harper touts 200 million for rural internet = increased taxing on existing providers and plans. Trudeau help middle class BS will not touch on corporate bed buddies Bell and eventual CRTC appointees who will take us back to glory days of Liberal nothingness. Meanwhile Mulclair silent because the unions and lackeys believe Canadian's have it good. They don't want change in profits to undercut the pay cheque as unlikely they will see increased work via small providers already working to deliver rural service at less than affordable rates.

Bill C-51 only promises to be revoked by NDP. The Liberal lies for change are like Conservative silence and absolutes = await the Supreme Court to overturn, revise whatever is challenged. 
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Even Republican Senators in Alabama get it! We did it for the phones, we did it for the railroad, we did it for highways – and in 2015 the Internet should receive the same treatment. Check this out, and demand that 100% of Canadians have access to world-class, affordable Internet at http://UnblockCanada.ca/?src=gplus
There is still a huge demand for increasing access in Alabama
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Bell Canada is one of the few carriers still using the evil 'supercookies' to track their customers. Thanks, Bell...
It's time to ensure a surveillance-free digital future for all Canadians.This election, vote for the Internet at http://OurDigitalFuture.ca/?src=gplus
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Bell the eye in the sky. You can log on so they can read your mind getting free MTV on YouTube.
Get your 8 track and get ready to copy this for the long way home.
https://youtu.be/NNiie_zmSr8
Oldie now but those long drives to work after being up all night on the Commodore C-64, sure got me thinking about investment into the world wide web. The more power in my hand, the more data they take away for free.
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Huge numbers of conservatives are speaking out against reckless Bill C-51. Despite Harper's Conservatives' efforts to keep the gun lobby in their camp, the sector warns about the dangerous power-grab this legislation gives the security sector, threatening Canadians’ privacy rights.
Let's keep fighting until we ‪#‎KillC51‬ --> KillC51.ca/?src=gplus
The head of Canada’s main gun lobby group — a group that the Harper government has carefully wooed for years — is breaking ranks and running as an Independent in the B.C. riding of Cariboo-Prince George. And Sheldon Clare, president and CEO of the National Firearm Association and a former Reform Party activist, is hitting... Read more »
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First Nations kids in Ontario found a solution to no high-speed, ridiculously expensive Internet service: they built their own infrastructure.
Learn more below, and demand world-class Internet service for 100% of Canadians at http://UnblockCanada.ca/?src=gplus
When you have no other choice, you've got to do it yourself.
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An Ottawa federal scientist’s job is in danger after he recorded a song speaking out against the government’s politics of fear.
An Ottawa federal scientist is being investigated for breaching the public service’s ethics code for writing and performing a highly political protest song
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I fail to see what blocking this post has to do with what is happening in Canada. and are you boycotting just our beef, or our dollars, or our technology.. I don't understand the connection between your boycott and your sudden urge to block. but.. knock yourself out. It just doesn't seem to be justified. 
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The Internet has changed Canadian politics. Issues like C-51 simply don't go away. This election is our best chance to repeal C-51, pledge your vote at http://OurDigitalFuture.ca/?src=gplus
The hivemind does not forget, nor does it easily forgive
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This election is the most important Canadian Internet users have ever faced. That’s why we’re launching a new election action platform to ensure you have all of the information you need to cast an informed vote in support of the Internet Canadians want and deserve. Join us by signing our pro-Internet vote pledge today
at http://Ourdigitalfuture.ca/?src=gplus
We can’t afford to fall any further behind. Speak up now, and put pressure on party leaders to implement our positive, crowdsourced plan this election.
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+OpenMedia.ca They're not addressing the issues at hand.  More like avoiding the important topics and sticking to their own agendas!
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For those of you concerned about phone carriers using 'supercookies' to track your data, here's a piece from EFF with advice on how to protect yourselves:
Verizon users might want to start looking for another provider. In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users' web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. This tracker, included in an HTTP header called X-UIDH, is sent to every unencrypted website a Verizon customer visits from a mobile device.
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I'm really starting to hate Verizon. This speaks volumes on what they think of their customers. 
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Yesterday police announced they want 'real time' access to your data without a warrant. Here's why this is extremely concerning:
OpenMedia is extremely concerned by the proposal put forward by the ;Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police that would make it far easier for police to access Canadians’ online records without a
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My parents and every generation before them grew up with almost perfect protection from the government of the day: their mail was legally protected, and no-one could listen to them without literally eavesdropping: lying on the roof with their head hanging over the edge.  I'd like that back, please, and a jail sentence for anyone I catch hanging off my roof, physically or electronically.
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OpenMedia.ca is a grassroots organization that safeguards the open and affordable Internet. We work towards informed & participatory digital policy.

We empower people to participate in Internet governance through fresh & engaging citizens’ campaigns. We’re known for co-ordinating Stop the Meter, the largest online campaign in Canadian history, involving nearly half-a-million people. We’ve proven that the pro-Internet community can come together and make change.

Our campaigns are citizen-driven, and our small team relies on grassroots donations to make our work possible. Support us at openmedia.ca/donate.