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Press Releases

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

CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers and take bold action to increase choice and affordability

July 18, 2017Access
The appointment of a new chairperson with industry ties will be a test as to whether the regulator can remain committed to the goal of Internet as a basic service

Meghan Sali

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (11:34 pm now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes

July 12, 2017Access
July 12th Day of Action is backed by thousands of websites, including household names such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, PornHub, Mozilla, Etsy, Snapchat, and Vimeo

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0600 (12:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

June 28, 2017Free Expression
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests

David Christopher

Interim Communications and Campaigns Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (11:34 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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 (11:34 pm 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 (11:34 pm 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 (11:34 pm 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 (11:34 pm 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 (11:34 pm 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 (11:34 pm 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 (11:34 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1