Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Senate must give Bill C-10 the scrutiny the government refused

June 22nd, 2021
Sweeping new Internet regulations cannot be forced through without sound democratic process
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

‘Lie, Lie, Deny’: Oversight won’t change the culture at the RCMP

Privacy pillar Canada June 10th, 2021
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada finds the RCMP’s use of facial recognition technology broke the law, but the RCMP is refusing to change its culture of deceit and denial
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Bryan Short

Digital Rights Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:39 am 1-888-441-2640 ext. 705

Federal government should fast track adopting Bill C-299

Access pillar Canada June 09th, 2021
Requiring ISPs in Canada to accurately report speeds is an overdue fix
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Today’s CRTC ruling on wholesale Internet rates most anti-consumer decision on record

Access pillar Canada May 27th, 2021
CRTC sides firmly with Big Telecom, undermining any chance for choice, affordability, and the success of small providers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National Day of Action raises alarm against dangerous website blocking proposal

Free Expression pillar Canada May 27th, 2021
Today civil society and the public are speaking out across Canada to defend access to the internet
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Federal government hit with over 62,000 signatures of support to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

Access pillar Canada May 18th, 2021
Multiple petitions call on the Government of Canada to stop Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw, citing significant threat to wireless affordability.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Over 61,000 petition signers call on federal government to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

Access pillar Canada May 07th, 2021
Joint civil society statement warns of higher prices and less consumer choice if Rogers is allowed to buy competitor Shaw.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

The CRTC must not be given power over user online speech

Free Expression pillar Canada April 29th, 2021
Bill C-10 must be rejected by Parliament to defend freedom of expression in Canada
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Toothless CRTC decision guarantees more unaffordable cell phone prices for Canada

Access pillar Canada April 15th, 2021
Regulator has yet again failed consumers, as it rejects innovative new cell phone providers and doubles down on a failed strategy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Everyone in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 16th, 2021
Advocates, academics, and companies come together to call on federal government and CRTC to deliver lower prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2