Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2019
CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2018
CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

Access pillar Canada International December 07th, 2018
OpenMedia is happy to announce that three new community members have joined its Board of Directors.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New NAFTA agreement’s copyright rules will cost Canadians millions

Access pillar Canada October 01st, 2018
This is a terrible deal for Canadians. These draconian copyright provisions must be rejected.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

Access pillar International September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New poll shows majority of Canadians want stronger privacy standards for political parties

Access pillar Canada June 13th, 2018
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people in Canada overwhelmingly support increased privacy requirements for political parties
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

‘Connecting Families’ is the very least big telecom could do

Access pillar Canada June 06th, 2018
Low-income affordability plan is a welcome step forward, but leaves too many homes behind.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 9:34 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

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: 10:34 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: 10:34 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: 12:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2