Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

BCCLA and OpenMedia React: Bill S-210 leaving committee stage without adequate study

June 13th, 2024
Moved forward with no witnesses or amendments, Bill-S210 is not fit for service
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 3:50 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Internet advocates unite on a user-centric approach to Bill C-11’s policy direction

May 9th, 2023
Several groups outlined vital recommendations to protect the rights of Canadians
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 3:50 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Critics of controversial Harmful Content proposal heard

February 3rd, 2022
Details of how government will improve their proposal unclear
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 3:50 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Government promises to learn from Internet regulation mistakes

December 16th, 2021
But will harmful content legislation and Broadcasting Act reform do so?
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 3:50 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

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 3:50 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

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 3:50 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

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 3:50 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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

August 16th, 2018
Lower cost options are desperately needed to ensure that people are not left behind
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Canada signs Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile

March 8th, 2018
Despite suspending the most damaging provisions for the Internet, secrecy surrounding the deal's negotiations fail to provide government transparency or accountability.
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