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Press Releases

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

With TPP on its deathbed, digital rights activists celebrate an end to the toxic trade agreement

November 14, 2016Free Expression
Reports show the Obama administration will not pursue a vote to ratify the TPP during the lame duck session of Congress

Meghan Sali

Digital Rights Campaign Coordinator
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Susan McLennan appointed as Board Chair of OpenMedia

November 4, 2016Access
Appointment means that OpenMedia is now helmed by two women, Susan McLennan as Board Chair and Laura Tribe as Executive Director

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Federal Court judgement slams CSIS for violating privacy rights of Canadians

November 3, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia says ruling reinforces the case for repeal of Bill C-51 and for stronger accountability and oversight mechanisms

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia to make definitive case to end data caps and ban differential pricing at CRTC hearings on Thursday

November 2, 2016Access
Canadians experience some of the lowest data caps and highest overage charges in the industrialized world, despite CRTC figures showing data usage surged 40% last year

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Spotlight turns to data caps, as CRTC study reveals skyrocketing data usage along with ongoing telecom price increases

October 26, 2016Access
One week before high-profile CRTC hearing on data caps and Internet pricing, Commission's own study confirms data usage surged 40% from 2014 to 2015

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (11:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

Looking for unlimited Internet? You're much better off with an indie provider, finds new report

October 13, 2016Access
Report reveals that independent Internet providers offer consumers much better deals on data caps and overage charges than the large telcos

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (11:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

Incumbent telecom providers’ efforts to artificially inflate wholesale rates ‘very disturbing,’ says CRTC Chairman Blais

October 6, 2016Access
Regulator steps in to significantly reduce wholesale high-speed access rates charged to independent ISPs, after finding telecom giants ignored accepted costing principles

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (11:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

OpenMedia submits intervention to critical Supreme Court of Canada case that could shape the future of free expression online

October 5, 2016Free Expression
Today’s deadline sees all intervenors submit arguments in a case that Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has called one of the most important the Court will hear this year

Meghan Sali

Digital Rights Campaign Coordinator
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that system is broken when it comes to Bill C-51 and CSE metadata sharing

September 27, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia says Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Consumer advocates highlight industry support for ending data caps and upholding Net Neutrality in CRTC consultation

September 21, 2016Access
Rogers’ opposition to zero-rating and moves by U.S. firms Netflix and T-Mobile suggest Canadian telecoms should follow their lead and offer unlimited data plans

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0800 (10:34 am now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1