Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Dozens of Canadian organizations join forces to sound the alarm on website blocking proposal

February 27th, 2018
National Day of Action held in response to FairPlay Canada proposal for CRTC to implement a Canadian website blocking agency
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 8:16 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

January 29th, 2018
Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 10:16 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Government listens to Canadians, protects digital rights in new TPP agreement

January 24th, 2018
Transparency continues to elude Canadian trade negotiation processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 10:16 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

U.S. Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

December 14th, 2017
Canadian Internet users and businesses will feel the impact of this vote on their pocketbooks, with a loss of innovation and potential harm to policies here at home
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 8:16 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada Still Among Highest Mobile Wireless Prices Globally

December 13th, 2017
Although lower-tier plans are decreasing in price, mobile data is increasingly unaffordable
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 8:16 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections in a move that will have ramifications for Canada’s Internet

November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will threaten Canada’s current robust Net Neutrality north of the border and have serious implications on Canadian Internet users.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 8:16 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

November 20th, 2017
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 3:16 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Canada agrees to modified version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S.

November 10th, 2017
The government’s decision demonstrates a blatant disregard for the voices of Canadians, coming only days after the national consultation on TPP closed.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 10:16 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

November 10th, 2017
Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 10:16 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

November 09th, 2017
Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 8:16 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1