Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

For Canada to consider a TPP without the U.S. would require a total overhaul of the deal and extensive citizen participation

February 10th, 2017
As Canada confirms its participation in next month’s trade talks in Chile, Canadians are still waiting on the results from the government’s TPP consultations
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Residents report that telephone service in Kyuquot B.C. has been down for a week, failing intermittently for months, and unreliable for years

January 19th, 2017
Despite repeated requests, residents are reporting Telus has failed to come to Kyuquot to fix the issues for over 2 months
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Consumers face double-whammy of Bell telecom price-hikes and potential new Internet Tax

January 18th, 2017
Bell is raising Internet prices in Ontario and Quebec by $5, as their smaller competitor TekSavvy lowers its rates
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In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

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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As National Security consultation wraps up, civil society experts and organizations publish open letter calling for the full release of all feedback received

December 15th, 2016
Over 30 civil society organizations and experts sign joint call to federal government proactively and transparently release all submissions received as part of the consultation
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OpenMedia to make definitive case to end data caps and ban differential pricing at CRTC hearings on Thursday

November 2nd, 2016
Canadians experience some of the lowest data caps and highest overage charges in the industrialized world, despite CRTC figures showing data usage surged 40% last year
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Looking for unlimited Internet? You’re much better off with an indie provider, finds new report

October 13th, 2016
Report reveals that independent Internet providers offer consumers much better deals on data caps and overage charges than the large telcos
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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

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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Consumer advocates highlight industry support for ending data caps and upholding Net Neutrality in CRTC consultation

September 21st, 2016
Rogers’ opposition to zero-rating and moves by U.S. firms Netflix and T-Mobile suggest Canadian telecoms should follow their lead and offer unlimited data plans
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