Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Bell’s takeover of MTS will harm middle class consumers and businesses who rely on affordable telecom services

February 15th, 2017
Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks
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Poll: Vast majority of Canadians oppose Internet Tax, prefer funding CanCon by extending GST/HST to foreign online companies

February 6th, 2017
Innovative Research Group poll finds 70% of Canadians are opposed to an Internet Tax to fund Canadian Content, including 63% of Liberal Party supporters
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In open letter to PM, top Canadian business leaders identify serious concerns with National Security consultation

December 12th, 2016
Over 60 business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors warn that proposals under consideration by the federal government will undermine Canada’s reputation and change our business climate for the worse
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CRTC rules that website blocking provisions of Québec’s Bill 74 violate federal law

December 9th, 2016
Pro-Internet advocates welcome ruling, having argued that Bill 74’s website blocking raises censorship concerns and violates rules which keep our Internet free and open
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Incumbent telecom providers’ efforts to artificially inflate wholesale rates ‘very disturbing,’ says CRTC Chairman Blais

October 6th, 2016
Regulator steps in to significantly reduce wholesale high-speed access rates charged to independent ISPs, after finding telecom giants ignored accepted costing principles
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CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further to ensure level playing field

September 20th, 2016
Customers can now look forward to accessing high-speed fibre Internet from affordable indie providers, but some surprising choices by CRTC will limit the range of competitive options available to Canadians
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New report reveals potential extent of invasive Stingray phone surveillance in Canada

September 13th, 2016
OpenMedia calls on Minister Goodale to address this blatant violation of Canadians' Charter rights in the government's security consultation
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Critical Supreme Court case could shape future of the Internet

September 13th, 2016
OpenMedia is intervening in Supreme Court of Canada case that will have vast implications for global free expression online
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Long overdue national security consultation opens door to repealing Bill C-51, although framing of issues worries privacy advocates

September 8th, 2016
Launched following pressure from over 300,000 Canadians, government consultation focuses more on concerns of police than needs of public.
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Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share and access information online

September 8th, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites  merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don’t host such content themselves
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