Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will make the Internet more expensive and give already powerful telecom companies even more control over citizens’ online experience.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

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: 2:46 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Win for Canadians as Mélanie Joly puts Internet at centre of our cultural future

September 28th, 2017
Creative Canada policy framework rules out new Internet taxes, safeguards Net Neutrality, and embraces a digital future for Canadian culture
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:46 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools

September 14th, 2017
A complaint launched by OpenMedia into the use of IMSI-catchers (a.k.a Stingrays) reveals that six warrantless deployments of the device violated the Charter
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EU states raise questions about how new copyright law would be at odds with fundamental rights

September 05th, 2017
Article 13 of the proposed updates to the Copyright Directive is in direct conflict with existing EU legislation and creates an unworkable legal framework
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 9:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Leaked copyright proposal shows momentum building behind positive alternative to the Link Tax

August 31st, 2017
Documents from the Council of the EU reveal that member states are divided on whether to impose controversial new fees on the sharing of links and news snippets online
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 9:46 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Internet Tax proposed by Heritage Committee MPs would raise cost of online access for all Canadians

June 15th, 2017
Recent poll showed 70% of Canadians oppose Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Federal Budget promises review of Canadian Internet policies, but disappoints in lack of new investment for Internet infrastructure

March 22nd, 2017
Limited funding to support Internet connectivity for low-income families is welcome, but budget will disappoint those hoping for the government to deliver on CRTC’s call for a National Broadband Strategy
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As trade ministers gather in Chile, new report reveals why Canadians oppose the TPP and how the government can restore trust in trade processes

March 14th, 2017
Report crowdsourced from nearly 28,000 people finds that Canadians want to withdraw from the TPP, and ensure real transparency and engagement for future trade deals
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Disappointing CRTC ruling threatens to lock Canadians into a future of high wireless prices

March 01st, 2017
Today’s decision effectively makes it impossible for Sugar Mobile and other new entrants to compete in a market that continues to be dominated by Bell, Rogers, and Telus
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:46 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1