Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Over 61,000 petition signers call on federal government to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

Access pillar Canada May 07th, 2021
Joint civil society statement warns of higher prices and less consumer choice if Rogers is allowed to buy competitor Shaw.
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The CRTC must not be given power over user online speech

Free Expression pillar Canada April 29th, 2021
Bill C-10 must be rejected by Parliament to defend freedom of expression in Canada
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:18 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Toothless CRTC decision guarantees more unaffordable cell phone prices for Canada

Access pillar Canada April 15th, 2021
Regulator has yet again failed consumers, as it rejects innovative new cell phone providers and doubles down on a failed strategy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Everyone in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 16th, 2021
Advocates, academics, and companies come together to call on federal government and CRTC to deliver lower prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians Cannot Afford Rogers Acquisition of Shaw Communications

Access pillar Canada March 15th, 2021
Higher cell phone prices inevitable conclusion to elimination of fourth wireless provider
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win! Toronto City Council supports Community Broadband

Access pillar Canada February 05th, 2021
ConnectTO initiative lets Toronto fill the connectivity gaps left by Big Telecom
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Privacy Commissioners find police use of Clearview AI violated privacy rights of Canadians

Privacy pillar Canada February 03rd, 2021
Clearview AI’s indiscriminate facial recognition technology an “affront” to Canadians’ privacy rights, says joint investigation report
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Advocates welcome major overhaul to Canada’s privacy law

Privacy pillar Canada November 17th, 2020
Bill C-11 provides much-needed protections for individuals’ data privacy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Government’s Universal Broadband Fund finally announced

Access pillar Canada November 09th, 2020
Rapid response funding welcome, but details of who will be connected when still unclear
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New Broadcast Act aims to regulate the Internet to support legacy media

Access pillar Canada November 03rd, 2020
New powers to the CRTC will make the Internet more like cable TV, without addressing underlying problems with existing CanCon system
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2