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Press Releases

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

CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

January 29, 2018Free Expression
Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online

Laura Tribe

Executive Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (11:36 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Government listens to Canadians, protects digital rights in new TPP agreement

January 24, 2018Free Expression
Transparency continues to elude Canadian trade negotiation processes

Laura Tribe

Executive Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (11:36 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

U.S. Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

December 14, 2017Access
Canadian Internet users and businesses will feel the impact of this vote on their pocketbooks, with a loss of innovation and potential harm to policies here at home

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (12:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada Still Among Highest Mobile Wireless Prices Globally

December 13, 2017Access
Although lower-tier plans are decreasing in price, mobile data is increasingly unaffordable

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (12:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections in a move that will have ramifications for Canada’s Internet

November 21, 2017Access
If passed, the order will threaten Canada’s current robust Net Neutrality north of the border and have serious implications on Canadian Internet users.

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (12:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

November 20, 2017Free Expression
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (07:36 pm now)
+44 7854 341 550

Canada agrees to modified version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S.

November 10, 2017Free Expression
The government’s decision demonstrates a blatant disregard for the voices of Canadians, coming only days after the national consultation on TPP closed.

Laura Tribe

Executive Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (11:36 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

November 10, 2017Free Expression
Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal

Laura Tribe

Executive Director
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (11:36 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

November 9, 2017Access
Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (12:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

U.S. District Court defends online free expression and principles of intermediary liability with recent decision

November 3, 2017Free Expression
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (12:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1