Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their rights

Free Expression pillar Canada International April 24th, 2019
Campaign to educate individuals about how their most sensitive information is treated at the border has been blocked by YVR
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Copyright Directive passes, setting dangerous precedent for the open Internet

Access pillar Canada March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public opposition, the European Parliament has rubber-stamped a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

Access pillar Canada March 19th, 2019
The new coordinated broadband fund is a critical commitment from the government, but missing details on the implementation of the plan leave doubt as to how far this promise will go.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED’s new direction for CRTC puts customers first

Access pillar Canada February 26th, 2019
Policy direction paves the path for new entrants, smaller providers, and increased telecom affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2019
CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2018
CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s wireless affordability decision will further Canada’s digital divide

Free Expression pillar Canada December 17th, 2018
Today’s decision on low-cost data-only plans treats those who need affordable plans as second-class citizens.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

Access pillar Canada International December 07th, 2018
OpenMedia is happy to announce that three new community members have joined its Board of Directors.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED called out for having ‘no plan’ for much-needed remote & rural connectivity

Free Expression pillar Canada November 20th, 2018
New report from Auditor General slams federal government for failing to meet needs of Canadians
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for Canadians as CRTC rejects Bell’s website blocking proposal

Free Expression pillar Canada October 02nd, 2018
Welcome ruling protects Canada from overreaching censorship agency, deferring jurisdiction to reviews of the Copyright, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:44 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2