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Press Releases

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

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

City of Toronto votes to support crucial CRTC rules on Internet choice and affordability

February 4, 2016Access
Council rejects Mayor Tory’s problematic call for federal Cabinet to overturn CRTC rules designed to ensure Canadians have affordable fibre Internet options

As TPP is signed in Auckland casino, campaigners vow “final battle” to prevent massive deal being ratified

February 3, 2016Free Expression
Experts warn that extreme TPP intellectual property rules will cost Canadian economy billions, undermine digital rights, and restrict freedom of expression online

Trans-Pacific Partnership to be signed in a New Zealand casino tomorrow, OpenMedia available to comment

February 2, 2016Free Expression
Trade Ministers will gather in Auckland, New Zealand to sign the controversial deal.

Halt to CSE sharing of metadata is welcome, but comes too late for Canadians whose privacy has already been compromised

January 28, 2016Privacy
Canadian intelligence agency stops sharing metadata with foreign intelligence agencies following revelations that shared information was not being sufficiently protected