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Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order, Canada context.

National Security reforms are a major step forward, but do not tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems

June 20, 2017Privacy
The government’s new National Security Act 2017 will need to be substantially strengthened as it progresses through Parliament to protect the privacy of Canadians

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Statement welcoming Trudeau & Joly's decision to rule out an Internet Tax

June 15, 2017Access
Prime Minister Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly have firmly ruled out an Internet Tax. Not surprisingly, we're giving this move a warm welcome.

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Welcome changes to CRTC’s Wireless Code will abolish unlocking fees and strengthen overage safeguards for families

June 15, 2017Access
Updates welcomed by consumer rights advocates who say they will provide additional protections and clarity for Canadians

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Internet Tax proposed by Heritage Committee MPs would raise cost of online access for all Canadians

June 15, 2017Access
Recent poll showed 70% of Canadians oppose Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

June 5, 2017Access
Consumer advocates welcome the move, having long argued that Mobile Virtual Network Operators will lower prices for Canadian wireless customers

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Government report on National Security consultation confirms Canadians are demanding a full repeal of Bill C-51

May 19, 2017Privacy
Responding to the government’s consultation loud and clear, Canadians call for robust privacy protections

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Over 88% of the first round of National Security Consultation submissions that mention Bill C-51 support its repeal

May 5, 2017Privacy
A crowdsourced analysis reveals that 88.7% of submissions that mention Bill C-51 support the repeal of the controversial surveillance legislation

David Christopher

Interim Communications and Campaigns Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

May 2, 2017Free Expression
As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships

David Christopher

Interim Communications and Campaigns Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

In significant win for citizens, CRTC framework prevents telecom providers from engaging in discriminatory data pricing practices

April 20, 2017Access
Today’s ruling strengthens Net Neutrality protections by discouraging telecom providers from zero-rating certain apps and services and not others

Josh Tabish

Campaigns Manager
Canada
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

After years of secrecy, RCMP finally admits to using mass cell phone surveillance tools on Canadians

April 5, 2017Privacy
Amidst growing controversy, the RCMP says it deployed IMSI-catchers — commonly known as Stingrays — dozens of times in recent years

David Christopher

Interim Communications and Campaigns Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (12:22 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1