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Press Releases

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

OpenMedia announces new Executive Director

July 18, 2016Access
OpenMedia is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

As Canadians continue to ‘cut the cord, advocates urge CRTC to end data caps

July 12, 2016Access
New information published by the CRTC reveals that 200,000 Canadians ‘cut the cord’ on traditional TV services from 2014 to 2015

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0600 (03:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

CRTC upholds Canadians’ right to access fibre Internet through independent providers

June 29, 2016Access
Decision will ensure that smaller indie ISPs can offer next generation fibre Internet on a level playing field with the large telcos

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC decision on network access will limit Internet choice for Canadian businesses and homes

June 29, 2016Access
We'll need to monitor the implications of this decision closely, to ensure the CRTC's overall framework is benefiting Canadian businesses and households

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Security oversight committee is encouraging step, but accountability measures must ensure robust privacy safeguards for Canadians

June 16, 2016Privacy
Today’s announcement has the potential to strengthen oversight of Canada’s security agencies, but is only the first of many reforms required

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Over 37,500 Internet users ask European Commission not to create new Link Tax laws, as deadline passes for public comment

June 15, 2016Free Expression
The Internet is not impressed by the Commission’s push to create a new tax on links and snippets, as part of their new copyright directive

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0100 (10:56 am now)
+44 7854 341 550

Music, speeches, and a crowdsourced Jumbotron greet Trade Minister Freeland with one clear message: Don’t lock us into the TPP!

June 15, 2016Free Expression
Mounting opposition to TPP reflected outside and inside today’s government-hosted Town Hall at the University of Toronto

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

More transparency needed around police surveillance as B.C. Privacy Commissioner closes inquiry into Stingray use

June 15, 2016Privacy
VPD admits it doesn’t have the device, but disclosure from Quebec reveals RCMP use, and calls into question whether or not other departments have been given access

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

June 14, 2016Access
Key ruling prohibiting Internet slow lanes sends strong signal to Canada and the European Union which are currently reviewing their own Net Neutrality rules

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Community Festival to protest Trans-Pacific Partnership at Minister Freeland’s Town Hall in Toronto

June 14, 2016Free Expression
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Large Jumbotron outside the Town Hall will beam images and messages from everyday Canadians about the negative impacts of the TPP

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (02:56 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1