Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Online Harms Bill C-63 is a positive step forward

February 27th, 2024
A more careful approach that must still be stress-tested.
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Civil society: Bill S-210 “cannot be allowed to pass” in current form

January 29th, 2024
Joint statement raises urgent concerns with age verification Bill S-210
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Advocates urge full public consultation on controversial AI legislation

December 14th, 2023
Call comes after Industry Minister publishes 38-page package of proposed amendments midway through Committee hearings
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 12:54 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

New report by Citizen Lab finds serious Charter concerns with proposed federal cybersecurity legislation, Bill C-26

November 28th, 2023
Civil liberties groups welcome call to make Bill C-26’s impact on equality, freedom of expression, and privacy a central consideration of Parliamentary committee study
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 12:54 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Advocates demand proper consideration for AI regulation

September 25th, 2023
Canadians deserve to be protected from AI overreach, but Bill C-27’s Artificial Intelligence and Data Act is not up to the task.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 12:54 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Civil liberties groups recommend fixes for controversial cybersecurity legislation ahead of detailed Commons scrutiny

June 20th, 2023
The House of Commons Public Safety Committee is tasked with scrutinizing Bill C-26, which has been criticized for undermining privacy, judicial due process, and accountability.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 12:54 pm 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: 12:54 pm 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: 12:54 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Matthew Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:54 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1
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