Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

OpenMedia calls for federal investigation of today’s Internet outage

Access pillar Canada August 06th, 2020
Poor network management threatens Canadian economy and safety during COVID-19
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:37 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:37 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Over 75 civil society organizations and experts call for immediate ban on police use of facial recognition technology

July 08th, 2020
Joint statement calls on the federal government to act and protect the privacy of Canadians
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

COVID Shield could be a positive first step for privacy

Privacy pillar Canada June 18th, 2020
But there is much more to do to substantively address COVID-19 and privacy
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:37 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

Access pillar Canada June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

Access pillar Canada May 14th, 2020
COVID-19 highlights the need for governments to act urgently to provide high-speed Internet to every household in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 5:37 am +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 5:37 am +1 (403) 210-5271

CCTS mid-year complaints report shows disconnect between regulations and customer needs

Access pillar Canada May 12th, 2020
Majority of complaints filed to the CCTS relate to issues not appropriately regulated by Internet and Wireless codes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadian government commits to expediting rural broadband development

Privacy pillar Canada April 30th, 2020
Internet has been a critical lifeline throughout COVID-19, but many in rural Canada are being left behind.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

Access pillar Canada April 15th, 2020
Group of privacy experts releases set of principles for any data gathering or location tracking measures brought into force in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberals’ price cut a small step to wireless affordability in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 05th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2