Professor Michael Geist on how Canadians are taking back the CRTC and our communications system. Join OpenMedia.ca at http://OpenMedia.ca/allies.

Professor Michael Geist on how Canadians are taking back the CRTC and our communications system.

Here's Arielle with your Weekly News Update, filling you in on the threat of the Bell Astral Takeover — a 3.4 billion dollar deal that would increase concentration of media ownership in Canada. After Bell’s proposal was rejected by the CRTC last year, another round of hearings are taking place in Montreal this week. Let’s tell the CRTC to shut this deal down for good: http://StoptheTakeover.ca    Don't miss out on an update - get them in your inbox by signing up at http://openmedia.ca/weekly

Here's Arielle with your Weekly News Update, filling you in on the threat of the Bell Astral Takeover — a 3.4 billion dollar deal that would increase concentration of media ownership in Canada. After Bell’s proposal was rejected by the CRTC last year, another round of hearings are taking place in Montreal this week. Let’s tell the CRTC to shut this deal down for good: http://StoptheTakeover.ca Don't miss out on an update - get them in your inbox by signing up at http://openmedia.ca/weekly

Today is the LAST DAY to push back against Bell's attempt to control more of our communication sources! Bell's power grab for Astral Media would mean less choice for Canadians. We stopped this deal before, so let's raise our voices again. Submit your comments TODAY by 5pm PST (8pm EST) to make your voice heard: http://StoptheTakeover.ca

Today is the LAST DAY to push back against Bell's attempt to control more of our communication sources! Bell's power grab for Astral Media would mean less choice for Canadians. We stopped this deal before, so let's raise our voices again. Submit your comments TODAY by 5pm PST (8pm EST) to make your voice heard: http://StoptheTakeover.ca

Check it out as our Lindsey Pinto pushes back against the newest attempt by Bell to control more of our media. Canada's media system is already one of the most highly concentrated in the industrialized world, and we pay higher prices for limited content choices and poor service. Let’s fight for more choice, not less - stop the takeover now: http://stopthetakeover.ca

OpenMedia's Lindsey Pinto comments on Bell/Astral merger

Bell refuses to listen to Canadians and continues to pursue its takeover of Astral Media. The CRTC shot down its initial proposal, which would have harmed Canadian choice and prices. Now they’ve called a public hearing in May in response to Bell’s newest proposal. Let’s call for more choice and not less: http://StoptheTakeover.ca/     More info: http://openmedia.ca/news/telecom-giant-bell-re-attempts-takeover-astral-media-assets

Bell refuses to listen to Canadians and continues to pursue its takeover of Astral Media. The CRTC shot down its initial proposal, which would have harmed Canadian choice and prices. Now they’ve called a public hearing in May in response to Bell’s newest proposal. Let’s call for more choice and not less: http://StoptheTakeover.ca/ More info: http://openmedia.ca/news/telecom-giant-bell-re-attempts-takeover-astral-media-assets

Big telecom company Bell is once again trying to take over Astral Media and gain more control over Canada’s media system. Bell is attempting to make the argument that their takeover would benefit Canadians, despite the fact that Canadians have already been clear that this is not the case. Learn more about the Bell/Astral merger and take action at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Big telecom company Bell is once again trying to take over Astral Media and gain more control over Canada’s media system. Bell is attempting to make the argument that their takeover would benefit Canadians, despite the fact that Canadians have already been clear that this is not the case. Learn more about the Bell/Astral merger and take action at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Because of your support of the http://StopTheTakeover.ca/ campaign, Bell's takeover of Astral Media has been stopped by the CRTC. Had the deal been approved, Bell would have been given an overwhelming market share of Canada's communications – effectively allowing them to price-gouge Canadians and restrict access to the open Internet.     We're now taking steps to fix our broken telecom market. Simply put: THANK YOU.

Because of your support of the http://StopTheTakeover.ca/ campaign, Bell's takeover of Astral Media has been stopped by the CRTC. Had the deal been approved, Bell would have been given an overwhelming market share of Canada's communications – effectively allowing them to price-gouge Canadians and restrict access to the open Internet. We're now taking steps to fix our broken telecom market. Simply put: THANK YOU.

The federal government has stated that it won't overturn yesterday's groundbreaking decision by the CRTC to stop Bell's takeover. Bell's dwindling options now reside with the Federal Court of Appeal, so of course we must stay vigilant to see this decision stand – but things are looking good.     Thank you for speaking out and ensuring that Bell's takeover was stopped. Let's continue forward and push for further progress in fixing Canada's broken telecom market.

The federal government has stated that it won't overturn yesterday's groundbreaking decision by the CRTC to stop Bell's takeover. Bell's dwindling options now reside with the Federal Court of Appeal, so of course we must stay vigilant to see this decision stand – but things are looking good. Thank you for speaking out and ensuring that Bell's takeover was stopped. Let's continue forward and push for further progress in fixing Canada's broken telecom market.

Because of you, we've been heard loud and clear – and Bell's takeover has been stopped.    Read more about the CRTC's decision in our Press Release at http://openmedia.ca/news/canadians-applaud-crtc-taking-stand-against-bell’s-takeover.

Because of you, we've been heard loud and clear – and Bell's takeover has been stopped. Read more about the CRTC's decision in our Press Release at http://openmedia.ca/news/canadians-applaud-crtc-taking-stand-against-bell’s-takeover.

Recently, the OpenMedia McGill club sat in on part of the regulatory hearings regarding Bell's Astral Media takeover – meeting with several prominent members of the CRTC. Learn more about Bell's takeover and add your voice to our growing campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Recently, the OpenMedia McGill club sat in on part of the regulatory hearings regarding Bell's Astral Media takeover – meeting with several prominent members of the CRTC. Learn more about Bell's takeover and add your voice to our growing campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Recently, the OpenMedia McGill club sat in on part of the regulatory hearings regarding Bell's Astral Media takeover – meeting with several prominent members of the CRTC. Learn more about Bell's takeover and add your voice to our growing campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Recently, the OpenMedia McGill club sat in on part of the regulatory hearings regarding Bell's Astral Media takeover – meeting with several prominent members of the CRTC. Learn more about Bell's takeover and add your voice to our growing campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Recently, the OpenMedia McGill club sat in on part of the regulatory hearings regarding Bell's Astral Media takeover – meeting with several prominent members of the CRTC. Learn more about Bell's takeover and add your voice to our growing campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Recently, the OpenMedia McGill club sat in on part of the regulatory hearings regarding Bell's Astral Media takeover – meeting with several prominent members of the CRTC. Learn more about Bell's takeover and add your voice to our growing campaign at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/.

Join our http://StopTheTakeover.ca/ campaign and let your voice be heard in telling our broadcast regulators that Bell's increasing vertical integration is bad for Canadians.

Join our http://StopTheTakeover.ca/ campaign and let your voice be heard in telling our broadcast regulators that Bell's increasing vertical integration is bad for Canadians.

Are you an independent entity or have you become a low-level subsidiary of Bell Media? This helpful video from Rick Mercer shows how you can swab the takeover to find out if Bell's expanding reach has taken its effect. Join our http://StopTheTakeover.ca/ campaign and let your voice be heard in telling our broadcast regulators that the side-effects of Bell's takeover are bad for Canadians.

Rick Mercer on Bell's Takeover

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