Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 12:23 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: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Copyright Directive passes, setting dangerous precedent for the open Internet

Access pillar Canada March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public opposition, the European Parliament has rubber-stamped a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

Access pillar Canada March 19th, 2019
The new coordinated broadband fund is a critical commitment from the government, but missing details on the implementation of the plan leave doubt as to how far this promise will go.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2019
CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2018
CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

Access pillar Canada International December 07th, 2018
OpenMedia is happy to announce that three new community members have joined its Board of Directors.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 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: 12:23 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: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

Access pillar International September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:23 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2