Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

Access pillar United States International December 21st, 2016
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 6:03 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

In open letter to PM, top Canadian business leaders identify serious concerns with National Security consultation

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada 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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Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that system is broken when it comes to Bill C-51 and CSE metadata sharing

Access pillar Canada September 27th, 2016
OpenMedia says Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata
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CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further to ensure level playing field

Free Expression pillar Canada 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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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 6:03 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

New report reveals potential extent of invasive Stingray phone surveillance in Canada

Free Expression pillar 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

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International 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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More transparency needed around police surveillance as B.C. Privacy Commissioner closes inquiry into Stingray use

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2016
VPD admits it doesn’t have the device, but disclosure from Quebec reveals RCMP use, and calls into question whether or not other departments have been given access
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Public determined to have their say, as key parliamentary TPP hearings arrive in Toronto

Access pillar Canada May 13th, 2016
Following pressure from civic society groups, members of the public will now have one hour to present their views on the TPP at Toronto hearing on Friday
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38 Public Interest Organizations Call for Questions on Expanding Internet Access in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Access pillar Free Expression pillar United States International March 03rd, 2016
Given Issue’s Economic and Social Impacts, Letter to Debate Moderators Calls for Broadband Access Disparity to be Part of Presidential Candidate Discussions
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Ottawa City Council to vote on key Internet Choice and Affordability motion tomorrow, OpenMedia available to comment

Free Expression pillar Canada February 23rd, 2016
Crucial vote could see Ottawa join Calgary and Toronto councils in opposing Bell's move to crush competition
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