Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Net Neutrality, affordability at centre of Telecom Act review

Access pillar Canada June 05th, 2018
Questions about funding Canadian Content leave the Internet Tax problematically on the table in the Broadcast Act review
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:25 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Internet Tax proposed by CRTC would raise cost of online access for everyone in Canada

Access pillar Canada May 31st, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, and 70% of Canadians have all said no to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:25 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Huge win for open Internet as U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality protections

Privacy pillar Canada International May 16th, 2018
Next step is for the House of Representatives to vote to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s assault on the open Internet   
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:25 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

New elections legislation fails to address privacy concerns

Access pillar Canada April 30th, 2018
Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:25 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC extends competition protections to broadband Internet competitors

Free Expression pillar Canada April 13th, 2018
Competitor Quality of Service Regime decision a step towards ensuring lower prices in wireline sector by increasing fairness for indie Internet Service Providers, but misses opportunity to do the same for wireless
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:25 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Civil society groups request Canadian government release NAFTA public consultation results in advance of any agreements

Access pillar Canada April 10th, 2018
11 organizations urge the federal government to release over 45,000 NAFTA public consultation submissions and fulfil its promises of transparency.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:25 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

CRTC rejects opportunity to bring increased competition to Canada’s wireless market

Free Expression pillar Canada March 22nd, 2018
All eyes turn to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to address affordability with wholesale mobile access and mandate set-rates for MVNOs
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:25 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada signs Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada March 08th, 2018
Despite suspending the most damaging provisions for the Internet, secrecy surrounding the deal's negotiations fail to provide government transparency or accountability.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:25 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Dozens of Canadian organizations join forces to sound the alarm on website blocking proposal

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada February 27th, 2018
National Day of Action held in response to FairPlay Canada proposal for CRTC to implement a Canadian website blocking agency
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:25 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

Free Expression pillar Canada January 29th, 2018
Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:25 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2