How many times have you had to throw away your electronics — not because they aren’t fixable, but because repairing them is too cumbersome or too expensive?
Smartphones, computers, game consoles, cars and even agricultural or medical equipment... All this technology is now increasingly subject to “digital locks”, which block customers or independent repairers from fixing these devices.
It’s true, our devices are not only designed to have short life spans, manufacturers are standing between you — and your right to repair your own stuff at a fair and competitive price.
And coupled with planned obsolescence, these measures imposed by manufacturers are having massive environmental and economic impacts. Higher consumption, short product life cycles and few options for repair have made electronic waste the fastest growing type of waste in the world. 
But a global movement for the right to repair is growing. The European Union and a number of states in the U.S. are working to restore the right to repair for consumers.
It is time for Canada to update its legislation to protect our right to repair and fight against planned obsolescence.
The more people who speak out, the more chance we have of making change.
Repairing rather than throwing away should be the norm. The time is right for action to address this issue here in Canada. Will you share this petition with your friends and family?
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