Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

European Copyright Directive passes, setting dangerous precedent for the open Internet

March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public opposition, the European Parliament has rubber-stamped a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

February 20th, 2019
CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

December 20th, 2018
CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s wireless affordability decision will further Canada’s digital divide

December 17th, 2018
Today’s decision on low-cost data-only plans treats those who need affordable plans as second-class citizens.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for Canadians as CRTC rejects Bell’s website blocking proposal

October 02nd, 2018
Welcome ruling protects Canada from overreaching censorship agency, deferring jurisdiction to reviews of the Copyright, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New NAFTA agreement’s copyright rules will cost Canadians millions

October 01st, 2018
This is a terrible deal for Canadians. These draconian copyright provisions must be rejected.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC report reveals low-income Canadians spending up to 8% of monthly income on communications services

August 16th, 2018
Lower cost options are desperately needed to ensure that people are not left behind
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:35 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

June 20th, 2018
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New poll shows majority of Canadians want stronger privacy standards for political parties

June 13th, 2018
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people in Canada overwhelmingly support increased privacy requirements for political parties
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:35 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2