Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 1:34 am 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: 1:34 am 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: 1:34 am 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: 1:34 am 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: 10:34 pm 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: 11:34 pm +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: 11:34 pm +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: 1:34 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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: 10:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

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: 10:34 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3