Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

OpenMedia welcomes government’s new policy direction to guide CRTC

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada 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: 7:06 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their rights

Free Expression pillar Canada International 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: 7:06 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

Free Expression pillar United States International 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: 7:06 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

Free Expression pillar Canada 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: 7:06 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

Free Expression pillar Canada 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: 7:06 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

Free Expression pillar Canada 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: 7:06 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Advocates stunned by CRTC’s decision to cut its own Internet speed targets in half for new Broadband Fund

Free Expression pillar Canada September 27th, 2018
Canadians are calling on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to send the decision back to the CRTC for reconsideration immediately
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:06 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC report reveals low-income Canadians spending up to 8% of monthly income on communications services

Free Expression pillar Canada August 16th, 2018
Lower cost options are desperately needed to ensure that people are not left behind
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:06 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC extends competition protections to broadband Internet competitors

Free Expression pillar Canada April 13th, 2018
Competitor Quality of Service Regime decision a step towards ensuring lower prices in wireline sector by increasing fairness for indie Internet Service Providers, but misses opportunity to do the same for wireless
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:06 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC rejects opportunity to bring increased competition to Canada’s wireless market

Free Expression pillar Canada March 22nd, 2018
All eyes turn to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to address affordability with wholesale mobile access and mandate set-rates for MVNOs
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:06 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1