The Full List of Companies Trying to Censor and Control our Internet in Canada


These companies are trying to control and censor our internet. They are trying to block access to what they consider are “piracy sites”. But once they are able to censor one kind of sites, expect them to censor anything that they don’t like or anything that goes against their business, political views or money making ability. It all starts with one step.

I know I will not be supporting any of these companies in any form or shape and if you care about censorship neither should you.

The full list:

  • Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
  • Association québecoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle, et de la vidéo (ADISQ)
  • Asian Television Network (ATN)
  • Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM)
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Expressvu
  • Bell Media
  • Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters (CAFDE)
  • CBC / Radio-Canada
  • Les Cinémas Ciné Entreprise Inc.
  • Cinémas Guzzo
  • Cineplex
  • Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
  • Cogeco Connexion
  • Corus
  • Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
  • DHX Media
  • Entertainment One
  • Ethnic Channels Group
  • Fairchild Media Group
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • Landmark Cinemas
  • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)
  • Movie Theatre Association of Canada (MTAC)
  • Québecor Média Inc. (Vidéotron)
  • Rogers Media
  • Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)
  • TIFF
  • Union des Artistes (UDA)

10 responses to “The Full List of Companies Trying to Censor and Control our Internet in Canada”

  1. bhlombardy says:

    Did you actually read the list? It’s going to be impossible to “not support” the laundry list of companies in “any form or shape”. By that rationale, no one will have a cell phone, internet, or subscribed TV service. Might as well not bother with an antenna because no one will watch CTV (Bell), Global (Corus) or CBC either. No one will go out to the movies (Cineplex or Landmark, or the other supporting film industries mentioned in the list) — no one will go out to live theatre (IATSE) — what are you going to do? sit at home and play video games on your non-internet connection?

    It’s better to fight this effort in a more direct manner than to merely threaten to live like a hermit in a cave.

  2. Freedom Finger says:

    Happy you posted this. But… How can you not “support” any of these. Basically anyone that has a hand in movie, television and music are basically listed here. Then you have all big internet providers that basically outsource their lines to smaller internet providers that will also be censored by going through their lines.

    Instead of saying “I’m not going to support these guys!” you should probably post something about how we can put pressure on the CRTC to reject their requests. That would be a more productive post than just complaining about it.

    We basically can’t boycott any of these guys unless you want no cell, no tv, no internet, won’t see movies or listen to music. Basically.. You’ll be living in the woods.

    Start a petition for the CRTC, post it here.. I’ll be glad to go and sign it!

  3. Christopher says:

    This is more or less the same as the Net Neutrality law that passed in the United States back in December 2017. It will give media companies, control over our internet, it will as the article states, begin with one thing but obviously spread to many other things online; you’d be a fool to think otherwise.

    With many Canadian consumers fighting with their telecommunications company over their monthly bills and a fight it usually is; I don’t hold much hope for something as this not to pass, unfortunately.

  4. James says:

    The major ISPs are on that list. How are you connecting to the internet to be able to post this? Maybe you’re using another service, like TekSavvy. Guess who TekSavvy pays? Yep.

    Your list is accurate, your “I’m not supporting anyone” is flawed and a lie.

  5. S says:

    Shaw and freedom mobile perhaps?

  6. Hey Hey says:

    I just wonder … how much money they want… let’s take HBO.. even after so much piracy they are still able to make incredible amount of money with the shows like GOT… how much more do they want… if they want everyone to pay then they should consider lowering the price for their content…

  7. bhlombardy says:

    Whenever there is content, there is piracy. In the 80s, we (and I mean ‘we’ in the general sense) copied music to cassette tapes… and some copied VHS tapes. In the 90s we copied CDs to tapes and later CDs to CDs… in the 2000’s while we were copying CDs to CDs, we started ripping CDs to MP3 and we copied DVDs to VHS… and later DVDs to DVDs… and so on, all the while circumventing the new protections out there. Today it’s ripping content to transmittable files. Blocking the websites wont stop the trend of piracy. New sites will pop up, or people will handle the files in physical form. It wont matter. — There is no “ends” to justify these means. The truth is that the content providers are NOT losing money. They profit from every bit of content they produce… if they didnt, they would stop producing it. And they arent. We’re into the 8th season of Walking Dead, the 8th season of Game of Thrones… Movies are still being produced, new TV Series’ come out every other week. So there’s got to be a profit in it still. What they are crying about is the money they didnt get from the countless copies online (note the crucial difference). They STILL profit from sponsors, and from legit subscribers and people willing to pay for theatre tickets, concessions, etc.

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