Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 8:05 pm 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: 11:05 pm 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: 11:05 pm 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: 11:05 pm 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: 11:05 pm 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: 8:05 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 8:05 pm 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 08th, 2020
Joint statement calls on the federal government to act and protect the privacy of Canadians
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 11:05 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

COVID Shield could be a positive first step for privacy

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

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 8:05 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

Access pillar Canada June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 11:05 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2