Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Online Harms Bill C-63 is a positive step forward

February 27th, 2024
A more careful approach that must still be stress-tested.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 5:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Civil society: Bill S-210 “cannot be allowed to pass” in current form

January 29th, 2024
Joint statement raises urgent concerns with age verification Bill S-210
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 5:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

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: 5:06 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: 5:06 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: 5:06 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: 5:06 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: 5:06 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: 5:06 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: 5:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

MPs remove user protection amendment from Bill C-11

March 30th, 2023
Bill C-11 will now regulate much more Internet user content
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 5:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1
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