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Press Releases

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

Speech from Commissioner Oettinger signals continued movement towards innovation-killing link tax in new copyright consultation

April 6, 2016Free Expression
News websites, businesses and Internet users could face “Link Tax 2.0” as Commission hints at expansion of controversial legislative measures

New survey reveals that only one in three Canadians are happy with cost of home Internet service

March 30, 2016Access
CRTC/EKOS report finding unsurprising given OECD data that demonstrates Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for middle of the road service

Let’s talk TPP! Diverse range of groups empower Canadians to voice concerns about Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 24, 2016Free Expression
Canadians can use new online tool to place their concerns about the TPP’s impact on digital rights, the environment, jobs, and healthcare, on the public record

Parties Argue for Disclosure of Documents About “Stringray” Surveillance Devices

March 24, 2016Privacy
Submissions to B.C. Information & Privacy Commissioner Inquiry call for Accountability for use of Mass Surveillance Tools

Budget 2016 investment of up to $500 million in rural Internet is welcome, but should be used to build open access networks, not as a handout for Big Telecom

March 22, 2016Access
Announced investment is a welcome start, but the devil will be in the details

Expanding the scope of CCTS telecom complaints body should help customers push back against mistreatment from Big Telecom

March 17, 2016Access
TV customers to benefit from a clearer, more effective complaints resolution process

Who will win the Digital Revolution? Leading media reform thinkers Robert McChesney and John Nichols to speak in Vancouver

March 3, 2016Access
Join us in Vancouver for Who Will Win the Digital Revolution?, featuring guest speakers Robert McChesney and John Nichols, lead thinkers on media reform.

Ottawa City Council to vote on key Internet Choice and Affordability motion tomorrow, OpenMedia available to comment

February 23, 2016Access
Crucial vote could see Ottawa join Calgary and Toronto councils in opposing Bell's move to crush competition

International Coalition Calls for Trade Agreement Reform to Protect Global Digital Rights

February 22, 2016Free Expression
Secretive and Closed Treaty Negotiations Leave Out Important Voices in Trade Debates

Government should step in after disappointing CRTC ruling closes door to new affordable wireless alternatives

February 18, 2016Access
Today’s CRTC ruling means Big Telecom can continue to block more affordable Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) from setting up in Canada