Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Canada signs Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile

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: 9:47 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Dozens of Canadian organizations join forces to sound the alarm on website blocking proposal

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: 10:47 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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

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

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:47 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

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: 10:47 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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

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: 10:47 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada Still Among Highest Mobile Wireless Prices Globally

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: 10:47 am +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

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: 10:47 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

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: 12:47 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

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: 10:47 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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

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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