Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Throne speech doubles down on botched approach to tackling Big Tech

November 23rd, 2021
Government signals it will neglect its duty to address core Internet affordability and privacy reform issues.
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia calls for government to introduce improved privacy law reform on one year anniversary of failed bill

November 17th, 2021
Canada is even further from increased privacy protections today than when C-11 was introduced a year ago.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia calls on ISED Minister to condemn Rogers Shaw deal

October 28th, 2021
Minister Champagne’s renewal was approved on Tuesday in the midst of the biggest telecom merger in Canadian history.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Civil society and experts demand transparency from harmful content consultation

October 27th, 2021
Government cannot move Internet legislation forward without basic accountability
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

‘Lie, Lie, Deny’: Oversight won’t change the culture at the RCMP

June 10th, 2021
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada finds the RCMP’s use of facial recognition technology broke the law, but the RCMP is refusing to change its culture of deceit and denial
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Bryan Short

Digital Rights Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:42 am 1-888-441-2640 ext. 705

Federal government should fast track adopting Bill C-299

June 09th, 2021
Requiring ISPs in Canada to accurately report speeds is an overdue fix
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Today’s CRTC ruling on wholesale Internet rates most anti-consumer decision on record

May 27th, 2021
CRTC sides firmly with Big Telecom, undermining any chance for choice, affordability, and the success of small providers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National Day of Action raises alarm against dangerous website blocking proposal

May 27th, 2021
Today civil society and the public are speaking out across Canada to defend access to the internet
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Federal government hit with over 62,000 signatures of support to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

May 18th, 2021
Multiple petitions call on the Government of Canada to stop Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw, citing significant threat to wireless affordability.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:42 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2