Mar 8, 2013

Time for an upgrade: Weekly news update from

Lindsey Pinto
This week, we've got bad news and good news: Big telecom company Bell is once again trying to take more control, and we've put out a citizen-powered study that could help fix our cell phone market.
Activist Toolkit

Open North

Open North is a Canadian non-profit that advances civic engagement through online tools.
Feb 20, 2013
Photo: Roland Tanglao/Flickr

The death of Bill C-30

Elizabeth May
The announcement that Bill C-30, dubbed so effectively by as the "online spying bill," will be withdrawn is news worth celebrating.
Feb 14, 2013

Will the CRTC listen to citizens?

Catherine Hart brings citizen stories directly to policymakers this week, at a high-level CRTC hearing on national cell phone rules.
Feb 13, 2013

Activism and the cult of youth

As the elder members of our society cease to work they will not fade into retirement homes, bridge clubs and gardening but will instead revive the activist impulses of their youth.
Feb 12, 2013
The Blackberry 10. (Photo: Martin uit Utrecht / flickr)

Is the new BlackBerry 10 conflict free?

John Lewis
Jim Davis
In all the hype there is one important question that has not been asked: can RIM assure customers that its products are free of conflict minerals?


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