iFixit is fighting for your Right to Repair in Canada
What Is Right to Repair?
Right to Repair is a movement to protect your right to fix the things you own. Manufacturers of cars, tractors, and electronics are fighting to keep repair instructions and repair parts out of your hands. They want you to buy new stuff or pay them to fix it, instead of fixing it yourself or using a local repair shop you trust.
Right to Repair means no digital locks. It means widely available parts, tools, and instructions. And it means doing what’s right for the planet, reducing our overconsumption and our electronic waste.
How Is iFixit Fighting for Your Right to Repair in Canada?
- We’re fighting digital locks. Manufacturers are increasingly using digital locks that prevent you from fixing your devices. We’re working with CanRepair to push for reform to Canada’s Copyright Law which prohibits getting around these digital locks by offering comments to the Government about how locks hurt repair.
- We’re supporting on Right to Repair legislation. Ontario Parliament considered a Right to Repair bill in 2019. Even though polling found that 75% of Canadians supported the legislation, corporate lobbyists representing Apple and Panasonic killed the bill. But the bill’s sponsor wants to take it federal—and when that happens, we’ll be ready.