Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Government’s C-11 policy direction is a step forward with lingering concerns

June 8th, 2023
Direction scopes out social media, notes importance of user choice
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Senate recommends political parties be subject to privacy law, and that controversial exemption be dropped from budget bill

June 2nd, 2023
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee emphasized electoral law amendments should be introduced in a separate bill to allow for thorough study.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:02 am 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: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Thousands protest government plan to exclude federal political parties from Canadian privacy laws

May 2nd, 2023
Sneaking permanent exemption into sprawling budget bill is “wholly inadequate and cynical”
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Bill C-11 passes without user protections

April 27th, 2023
No safeguards against regulation of user content and choices
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Parliament must fast-track Bill C-292

April 25th, 2023
Algorithmic transparency for online platforms is long overdue.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

POLL: 92% of Canadians believe monopolies are driving up prices

April 13th, 2023
Mainstreet Research poll shows majority of Canadians want more competition
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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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MPs remove user protection amendment from Bill C-11

March 30th, 2023
Bill C-11 will now regulate much more Internet user content
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Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Auditor General finds CRTC and ISED are failing to track affordability, a key barrier to connectivity

March 27th, 2023
Digital divide persists in Indigenous and remote communities, with connectivity investments behind schedule.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 2:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0
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