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Press Releases

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

BCE-Manitoba Telecom deal will drive up wireless prices and ensure less choice for Canadians

May 2, 2016Access
Erosion of choice bad for customers in Manitoba and furthers BCE control over the national market

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
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Achievable roadmap to ensure affordable Internet for all Canadians presented to CRTC on final day of crucial hearings

April 28, 2016Access
Feedback from over 40,000 people delivered to CRTC, calling for action to ensure 100% of Canadians have affordable, high-speed Internet access

Internet as a basic, affordable service for all Canadians: OpenMedia to make definitive case on final day of CRTC hearings Thursday

April 27, 2016Access
Lack of affordable options and national gaps in access shows Canada’s digital divide crosses both urban and rural boundaries

From a Giant Jumbotron to a Giant Banner, Vancouver TPP hearing attendees won’t be able to ignore feedback from Canadians

April 15, 2016Free Expression
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Input from over 35,000 Canadians to be featured on big screen and on a 20-foot banner, as Parliamentary Trade Committee hosts hearings in Vancouver about the controversial deal

Federal Privacy Commissioner investigating potential RCMP use of Stingray surveillance devices

April 13, 2016Privacy
Complaint from OpenMedia calls for transparency and accountability for use of invasive cell phone surveillance technologies

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