Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 2:31 am 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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Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

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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‘Connecting Families’ is the very least big telecom could do

June 6th, 2018
Low-income affordability plan is a welcome step forward, but leaves too many homes behind.
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Internet Tax proposed by CRTC would raise cost of online access for everyone in Canada

May 31st, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, and 70% of Canadians have all said no to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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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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Dozens of Canadian organizations join forces to sound the alarm on website blocking proposal

February 27th, 2018
National Day of Action held in response to FairPlay Canada proposal for CRTC to implement a Canadian website blocking agency
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Government listens to Canadians, protects digital rights in new TPP agreement

January 24th, 2018
Transparency continues to elude Canadian trade negotiation processes
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U.S. Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

December 14th, 2017
Canadian Internet users and businesses will feel the impact of this vote on their pocketbooks, with a loss of innovation and potential harm to policies here at home
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