Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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

June 06th, 2018
Low-income affordability plan is a welcome step forward, but leaves too many homes behind.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Net Neutrality, affordability at centre of Telecom Act review

June 05th, 2018
Questions about funding Canadian Content leave the Internet Tax problematically on the table in the Broadcast Act review
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:26 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:26 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

New elections legislation fails to address privacy concerns

April 30th, 2018
Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC extends competition protections to broadband Internet competitors

April 13th, 2018
Competitor Quality of Service Regime decision a step towards ensuring lower prices in wireline sector by increasing fairness for indie Internet Service Providers, but misses opportunity to do the same for wireless
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:26 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Civil society groups request Canadian government release NAFTA public consultation results in advance of any agreements

April 10th, 2018
11 organizations urge the federal government to release over 45,000 NAFTA public consultation submissions and fulfil its promises of transparency.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

CRTC rejects opportunity to bring increased competition to Canada’s wireless market

March 22nd, 2018
All eyes turn to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to address affordability with wholesale mobile access and mandate set-rates for MVNOs
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:26 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:26 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

January 29th, 2018
Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2