Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Competition is a crucial promise in today’s economic statement

November 21st, 2023
Deep competition-enhancing reforms could secure Canada’s future
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

CRTC’s stop-gap fibre decision is a small step forward for affordable Internet

November 6th, 2023
But far more is needed to reinvigorate the small ISP market.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Canada is starting to fix our Competition Act

September 14th, 2023
Competition Act fixes are a step in the right direction, but far more is needed to save Canadians from monopolies.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Minister Champagne sides with Rogers over Canadian public

March 31st, 2023
Approval of the Rogers-Shaw buyout is a massive blow to telecommunications affordability and competition in Canada 
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Approval of the Rogers-Shaw buyout shows Canada’s Competition Act must change

December 29th, 2022
Existing law fails to protect Canadians, paves way for higher prices
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Over 28,000 petition signers call for end to Canada’s telecom monopoly

August 4th, 2022
Expensive and unsafe networks require systemic change.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Opposition to Rogers-Shaw buyout surges in Alberta after nationwide outage

July 11th, 2022
Calgary Stampede-goers express concerns over Rogers’ takeover of prairie-based innovator Shaw
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

New CRTC policy direction on telecom lacks teeth

May 26th, 2022
Competition and affordability promises aren’t backed up by binding commitments
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Open letter calls on Minister Champagne to block Rogers-Shaw buyout under any circumstances

May 12th, 2022
OpenMedia urges Innovation Minister to stand by the Competition Bureau’s challenge of the deal
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:55 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

New Broadcast Act aims to regulate the Internet to support legacy media

November 3rd, 2020
New powers to the CRTC will make the Internet more like cable TV, without addressing underlying problems with existing CanCon system
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