Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:43 am 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.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 4:43 am +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
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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
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National Security reforms are a major step forward, but do not tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems

Access pillar Canada June 20th, 2017
The government’s new National Security Act 2017 will need to be substantially strengthened as it progresses through Parliament to protect the privacy of Canadians
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Statement welcoming Trudeau & Joly’s decision to rule out an Internet Tax

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly have firmly ruled out an Internet Tax. Not surprisingly, we're giving this move a warm welcome.
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Welcome changes to CRTC’s Wireless Code will abolish unlocking fees and strengthen overage safeguards for families

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Updates welcomed by consumer rights advocates who say they will provide additional protections and clarity for Canadians
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Consumer rights committee approves anti-consumer Link Tax

Access pillar International June 08th, 2017
IMCO committee ignores public outcry and votes in favour of the innovation-killing publishers’ right
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 11:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Government report on National Security consultation confirms Canadians are demanding a full repeal of Bill C-51

Access pillar Canada May 19th, 2017
Responding to the government’s consultation loud and clear, Canadians call for robust privacy protections
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Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Access pillar Canada May 02nd, 2017
As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships
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