Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 5:17 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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Over 61,000 petition signers call on federal government to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

May 7th, 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

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: 5:17 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Toothless CRTC decision guarantees more unaffordable cell phone prices for 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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National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Everyone in 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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Canadians Cannot Afford Rogers Acquisition of Shaw Communications

March 15th, 2021
Higher cell phone prices inevitable conclusion to elimination of fourth wireless provider
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Huge win! Toronto City Council supports Community Broadband

February 5th, 2021
ConnectTO initiative lets Toronto fill the connectivity gaps left by Big Telecom
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Privacy Commissioners find police use of Clearview AI violated privacy rights of Canadians

February 3rd, 2021
Clearview AI’s indiscriminate facial recognition technology an “affront” to Canadians’ privacy rights, says joint investigation report
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Advocates welcome major overhaul to Canada’s privacy law

November 17th, 2020
Bill C-11 provides much-needed protections for individuals’ data privacy
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