Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

For Canada to consider a TPP without the U.S. would require a total overhaul of the deal and extensive citizen participation

Access pillar Canada February 10th, 2017
As Canada confirms its participation in next month’s trade talks in Chile, Canadians are still waiting on the results from the government’s TPP consultations
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Communities, local leaders, and entrepreneurs come together for faster, cheaper Internet through Community Broadband

Access pillar Canada January 23rd, 2017
In wake of December’s historic CRTC ruling on high-speed Internet, local governments across the nation are being urged to step up and play their part
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Residents report that telephone service in Kyuquot B.C. has been down for a week, failing intermittently for months, and unreliable for years

Access pillar Canada January 19th, 2017
Despite repeated requests, residents are reporting Telus has failed to come to Kyuquot to fix the issues for over 2 months
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Consumers face double-whammy of Bell telecom price-hikes and potential new Internet Tax

Access pillar Canada January 18th, 2017
Bell is raising Internet prices in Ontario and Quebec by $5, as their smaller competitor TekSavvy lowers its rates
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Applying sales tax to foreign online services is a positive alternative to harmful new fees such as an Internet Tax or Netflix Tax

Access pillar Canada January 17th, 2017
Liberal government still considering a damaging new Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills and keep Canadians offline
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In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

Access pillar United States International December 21st, 2016
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Statement on the government’s commitment to release the results of the National Security Consultation

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2016
We're welcoming a commitment from the federal government to make all consultation submissions publicly accessible
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As National Security consultation wraps up, civil society experts and organizations publish open letter calling for the full release of all feedback received

Access pillar Canada December 15th, 2016
Over 30 civil society organizations and experts sign joint call to federal government proactively and transparently release all submissions received as part of the consultation
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In open letter to PM, top Canadian business leaders identify serious concerns with National Security consultation

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada December 12th, 2016
Over 60 business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors warn that proposals under consideration by the federal government will undermine Canada’s reputation and change our business climate for the worse
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