Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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
READ PRESS RELEASE

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:46 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
READ PRESS RELEASE

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:46 pm 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
READ PRESS RELEASE

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:46 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
READ PRESS RELEASE

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:46 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
READ PRESS RELEASE

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:46 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.
READ PRESS RELEASE

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:46 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

Access pillar Canada November 10th, 2017
Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal
READ PRESS RELEASE

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

U.S. District Court defends online free expression and principles of intermediary liability with recent decision

Access pillar Canada United States International November 03rd, 2017
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.
READ PRESS RELEASE

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:46 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

Access pillar Canada International August 18th, 2017
Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions
READ PRESS RELEASE

CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers and take bold action to increase choice and affordability

Access pillar Canada July 18th, 2017
The appointment of a new chairperson with industry ties will be a test as to whether the regulator can remain committed to the goal of Internet as a basic service
READ PRESS RELEASE