Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

CRTC’s new Internet Code of Conduct falls short of expectations

July 31st, 2019
While a step in the right direction, the Code fails to provide a sufficiently robust framework to protect customers from Big Telecom’s widespread predatory practices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel releases its “what we heard” interim report

June 26th, 2019
The report contains few surprises and a variety of different themes relevant to the future of the Internet in Canada 
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

OpenMedia welcomes government’s new policy direction to guide CRTC

June 18th, 2019
Directive marks a significant step forward in putting people before Big Telecom
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Poll: 75% of People in Canada Support Right to Repair Legislation

June 12th, 2019
Innovative Research Group poll shows majority of people in Canada would support legislation to make it easier and more affordable to fix electronic devices.
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Rodrigo Samayoa

Digital Campaigner Prince Rupert, BC Time Zone: 2:02 pm 1-888-441-2640 ext. 4

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their rights

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: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

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: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

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: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED’s new direction for CRTC puts customers first

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: 5:02 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2