Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Advocates welcome major overhaul to Canada’s privacy law

Privacy pillar Canada November 17th, 2020
Bill C-11 provides much-needed protections for individuals’ data privacy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Government’s Universal Broadband Fund finally announced

Access pillar Canada November 09th, 2020
Rapid response funding welcome, but details of who will be connected when still unclear
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New Broadcast Act aims to regulate the Internet to support legacy media

Access pillar Canada November 03rd, 2020
New powers to the CRTC will make the Internet more like cable TV, without addressing underlying problems with existing CanCon system
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Infrastructure Bank expands broadband funding, but universal connectivity priorities remain unclear

Access pillar Canada October 01st, 2020
Canada still needs a national strategy to outline when each household will be connected, and how
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Throne speech moves us no closer to connecting Canadians

Access pillar Canada September 23rd, 2020
Fast and affordable Internet still on hold while government chases after Big Tech
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Mobile billboards highlight government’s failure to support much-needed Internet during pandemic

Access pillar Canada September 10th, 2020
A mobile billboard campaign circling Parliament is demanding to know why the federal government has not supported the affordability and availability of Internet in Canada during the pandemic.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia’s comments on federal cabinet decision in wholesale Internet rates appeal

Access pillar Canada August 15th, 2020
“We’re disappointed to see Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains side with Canada’s telecom giants. In no way does this morning’s decision help improve Internet affordability, despite Minister Bains long promising it to be a priority.”– OpenMedia Executive Director Laura Tribe
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC finally announces first round of Broadband Fund to connect Canada’s north

Access pillar Canada August 12th, 2020
But piecemeal support highlights need for federal national broadband strategy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New Internet performance data shows federal government failing rural Canada

Access pillar 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia calls for federal investigation of today’s Internet outage

Access pillar Canada August 06th, 2020
Poor network management threatens Canadian economy and safety during COVID-19
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1