Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

#DigiCanCon consultation results show Canadians need affordable Internet access to support Canadian content in the 21st century

February 21st, 2017
Consultation results demonstrate public opposition to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen our digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Affordable high-speed Internet for all Canadians: Wednesday’s CRTC decision could change the face of Canada’s digital economy

December 19th, 2016
Nearly 50,000 Canadians have called on the CRTC to make history by ruling that every Canadian should have reliable world-class Internet access as a basic service
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While any investment is welcome, underwhelming rural broadband announcement underlines need for National Broadband Strategy to bring rural Canadians up to speed

December 15th, 2016
Internet advocates warn that billions will need to be invested in open access networks to ensure basic Internet access for rural and remote Canadians
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Susan McLennan appointed as Board Chair of OpenMedia

November 4th, 2016
Appointment means that OpenMedia is now helmed by two women, Susan McLennan as Board Chair and Laura Tribe as Executive Director
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EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive

September 14th, 2016
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants
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Government report on TPP’s economic cost completely ignores potential for huge damage to innovation and our digital economy

September 9th, 2016
Basing an overall decision on TPP on such a flawed and limited assessment would be “like buying a used car sight unseen” warn advocates
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CRTC decision on network access will limit Internet choice for Canadian businesses and homes

June 29th, 2016
We'll need to monitor the implications of this decision closely, to ensure the CRTC's overall framework is benefiting Canadian businesses and households
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Community Festival to protest Trans-Pacific Partnership at Minister Freeland’s Town Hall in Toronto

June 14th, 2016
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Large Jumbotron outside the Town Hall will beam images and messages from everyday Canadians about the negative impacts of the TPP
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CRTC urged to end Internet data caps and punitive overage charges

June 9th, 2016
Internet users are mobilizing to seek end to data caps, as new report reveals how Canadians are getting a raw deal on both wired and wireless services
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Revelations that CSE shared years of Canadians’ phone logs and Internet data with NSA underlines need for far tighter oversight

June 2nd, 2016
Information handed over to the NSA and other foreign agencies can reveal the most intimate details of a Canadian’s private life
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