Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

New Internet performance data shows federal government failing rural Canada

August 12th, 2020
Months after Minister Monsef promised financial support “in the coming days,” Internet advocates question government’s commitment to rural connectivity
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OpenMedia calls for federal investigation of today’s Internet outage

August 6th, 2020
Poor network management threatens Canadian economy and safety during COVID-19
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:40 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:40 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Over 75 civil society organizations and experts call for immediate ban on police use of facial recognition technology

July 8th, 2020
Joint statement calls on the federal government to act and protect the privacy of Canadians
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COVID Shield could be a positive first step for privacy

June 18th, 2020
But there is much more to do to substantively address COVID-19 and privacy
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:40 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

May 14th, 2020
COVID-19 highlights the need for governments to act urgently to provide high-speed Internet to every household in Canada
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Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 8:40 am +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 8:40 am +1 (403) 210-5271

CCTS mid-year complaints report shows disconnect between regulations and customer needs

May 12th, 2020
Majority of complaints filed to the CCTS relate to issues not appropriately regulated by Internet and Wireless codes
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Canadian government commits to expediting rural broadband development

April 30th, 2020
Internet has been a critical lifeline throughout COVID-19, but many in rural Canada are being left behind.
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Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

April 15th, 2020
Group of privacy experts releases set of principles for any data gathering or location tracking measures brought into force in Canada
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