Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Throne speech doubles down on botched approach to tackling Big Tech

November 23rd, 2021
Government signals it will neglect its duty to address core Internet affordability and privacy reform issues.
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Civil society and experts demand transparency from harmful content consultation

October 27th, 2021
Government cannot move Internet legislation forward without basic accountability
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

National Day of Action raises alarm against dangerous website blocking proposal

May 27th, 2021
Today civil society and the public are speaking out across Canada to defend access to the internet
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

The CRTC must not be given power over user online speech

April 29th, 2021
Bill C-10 must be rejected by Parliament to defend freedom of expression in Canada
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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: 5:03 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: 5:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive

March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s wireless affordability decision will further Canada’s digital divide

December 17th, 2018
Today’s decision on low-cost data-only plans treats those who need affordable plans as second-class citizens.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED called out for having ‘no plan’ for much-needed remote & rural connectivity

November 20th, 2018
New report from Auditor General slams federal government for failing to meet needs of Canadians
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for Canadians as CRTC rejects Bell’s website blocking proposal

October 02nd, 2018
Welcome ruling protects Canada from overreaching censorship agency, deferring jurisdiction to reviews of the Copyright, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2