Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Expert Review Panel dreams big for the CRTC, falls short for Canadians

Access pillar Canada January 29th, 2020
Should the CRTC take on radical new powers to tax and regulate the Internet?
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Liberal Party joins NDP, Greens promising to lower cell phone costs

Access pillar Canada August 28th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes reports, and the critical attention to the issue of affordability
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Matthew Carroll

Campaigns Director CANADA, Nelson Time Zone: 1:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding broadband investment promises

Access pillar Canada August 19th, 2019
CRTC and federal government must back smaller, local providers to ensure connectivity for every person in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada’s Political Parties Fail to Meet Basic Privacy Expectations

Access pillar Canada August 07th, 2019
OpenMedia calls on parties to better protect personal information and empower citizens in democratic processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel releases its “what we heard” interim report

Access pillar Canada June 26th, 2019
The report contains few surprises and a variety of different themes relevant to the future of the Internet in Canada 
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Poll: 75% of People in Canada Support Right to Repair Legislation

Access pillar Canada June 12th, 2019
Innovative Research Group poll shows majority of people in Canada would support legislation to make it easier and more affordable to fix electronic devices.
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Rodrigo Samayoa

Digital Campaigner Prince Rupert, BC Time Zone: 1:35 am 1-888-441-2640 ext. 4

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

Privacy pillar Canada June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their rights

Free Expression pillar Canada International April 24th, 2019
Campaign to educate individuals about how their most sensitive information is treated at the border has been blocked by YVR
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive

Free Expression pillar United States International March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:35 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2