Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Meta’s news blockade is the direct consequence of Bill C-18

August 1st, 2023
The government’s poorly designed bill created this problem, and now they must fix it.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Meta and Google announce news blocking following Bill C-18

June 29th, 2023
Shortly after receiving royal assent, Bill C-18 brings long-anticipated news blocking.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Deeply flawed Online News Bill C-18 passes without key fixes

June 23rd, 2023
The Online News Act won’t fix Canadian journalism - and might hurt it.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Civil liberties groups recommend fixes for controversial cybersecurity legislation ahead of detailed Commons scrutiny

June 20th, 2023
The House of Commons Public Safety Committee is tasked with scrutinizing Bill C-26, which has been criticized for undermining privacy, judicial due process, and accountability.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Government’s C-11 policy direction is a step forward with lingering concerns

June 8th, 2023
Direction scopes out social media, notes importance of user choice
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Senate recommends political parties be subject to privacy law, and that controversial exemption be dropped from budget bill

June 2nd, 2023
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee emphasized electoral law amendments should be introduced in a separate bill to allow for thorough study.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Internet advocates unite on a user-centric approach to Bill C-11’s policy direction

May 9th, 2023
Several groups outlined vital recommendations to protect the rights of Canadians
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Thousands protest government plan to exclude federal political parties from Canadian privacy laws

May 2nd, 2023
Sneaking permanent exemption into sprawling budget bill is “wholly inadequate and cynical”
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Bill C-11 passes without user protections

April 27th, 2023
No safeguards against regulation of user content and choices
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Parliament must fast-track Bill C-292

April 25th, 2023
Algorithmic transparency for online platforms is long overdue.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:51 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0
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