Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

New NAFTA agreement’s copyright rules will cost Canadians millions

Access pillar Canada October 01st, 2018
This is a terrible deal for Canadians. These draconian copyright provisions must be rejected.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Advocates stunned by CRTC’s decision to cut its own Internet speed targets in half for new Broadband Fund

Free Expression pillar Canada September 27th, 2018
Canadians are calling on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to send the decision back to the CRTC for reconsideration immediately
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC report reveals low-income Canadians spending up to 8% of monthly income on communications services

Free Expression pillar Canada August 16th, 2018
Lower cost options are desperately needed to ensure that people are not left behind
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International June 20th, 2018
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New poll shows majority of Canadians want stronger privacy standards for political parties

Access pillar Canada June 13th, 2018
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people in Canada overwhelmingly support increased privacy requirements for political parties
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

‘Connecting Families’ is the very least big telecom could do

Access pillar Canada June 06th, 2018
Low-income affordability plan is a welcome step forward, but leaves too many homes behind.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 9:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Net Neutrality, affordability at centre of Telecom Act review

Access pillar Canada June 05th, 2018
Questions about funding Canadian Content leave the Internet Tax problematically on the table in the Broadcast Act review
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Internet Tax proposed by CRTC would raise cost of online access for everyone in Canada

Access pillar Canada May 31st, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, and 70% of Canadians have all said no to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Huge win for open Internet as U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality protections

Privacy pillar Canada International May 16th, 2018
Next step is for the House of Representatives to vote to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s assault on the open Internet   
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:23 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

New elections legislation fails to address privacy concerns

Access pillar Canada April 30th, 2018
Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2