Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 10:57 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: 12:57 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: 9:57 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: 9:57 pm 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: 10:57 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Government listens to Canadians, protects digital rights in new TPP agreement

Access pillar Canada January 24th, 2018
Transparency continues to elude Canadian trade negotiation processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:57 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

U.S. Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar Canada December 14th, 2017
Canadian Internet users and businesses will feel the impact of this vote on their pocketbooks, with a loss of innovation and potential harm to policies here at home
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:57 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar United States International December 14th, 2017
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:57 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada Still Among Highest Mobile Wireless Prices Globally

Access pillar Canada December 13th, 2017
Although lower-tier plans are decreasing in price, mobile data is increasingly unaffordable
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:57 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections in a move that will have ramifications for Canada’s Internet

Access pillar Canada November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will threaten Canada’s current robust Net Neutrality north of the border and have serious implications on Canadian Internet users.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:57 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1