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Press Releases

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

#DigiCanCon consultation results show Canadians need affordable Internet access to support Canadian content in the 21st century

February 21, 2017Access
Consultation results demonstrate public opposition to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen our digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline

Release of first batch of security consultation submissions is big win for transparency, but litmus test will be how government responds

February 15, 2017Privacy
Submissions from 12,156 Canadians have been published online by Public Safety Canada, with remaining submissions expected to be made public in the coming weeks

Bell’s takeover of MTS will harm middle class consumers and businesses who rely on affordable telecom services

February 15, 2017Access
Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks

For Canada to consider a TPP without the U.S. would require a total overhaul of the deal and extensive citizen participation

February 10, 2017Free Expression
As Canada confirms its participation in next month’s trade talks in Chile, Canadians are still waiting on the results from the government’s TPP consultations

Poll: Vast majority of Canadians oppose Internet Tax, prefer funding CanCon by extending GST/HST to foreign online companies

February 6, 2017Access
Innovative Research Group poll finds 70% of Canadians are opposed to an Internet Tax to fund Canadian Content, including 63% of Liberal Party supporters

As the United States formally pulls out of the TPP, OpenMedia calls on Canadian government to reject the deal, and open future trade processes to citizen input

January 23, 2017Free Expression
This morning's announcement brings new concerns for digital rights advocates 

Communities, local leaders, and entrepreneurs come together for faster, cheaper Internet through Community Broadband

January 23, 2017Access
In wake of December’s historic CRTC ruling on high-speed Internet, local governments across the nation are being urged to step up and play their part

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (05:15 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Residents report that telephone service in Kyuquot B.C. has been down for a week, failing intermittently for months, and unreliable for years

January 19, 2017Access
Despite repeated requests, residents are reporting Telus has failed to come to Kyuquot to fix the issues for over 2 months

Consumers face double-whammy of Bell telecom price-hikes and potential new Internet Tax

January 18, 2017Access
Bell is raising Internet prices in Ontario and Quebec by $5, as their smaller competitor TekSavvy lowers its rates

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (05:15 am now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Applying sales tax to foreign online services is a positive alternative to harmful new fees such as an Internet Tax or Netflix Tax

January 17, 2017Access
Liberal government still considering a damaging new Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills and keep Canadians offline