Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

OpenMedia welcomes government’s new policy direction to guide CRTC

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada June 18th, 2019
Directive marks a significant step forward in putting people before Big Telecom
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:48 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: 4:48 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: 4:48 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

Free Expression pillar Canada 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: 2:48 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada signs Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada March 08th, 2018
Despite suspending the most damaging provisions for the Internet, secrecy surrounding the deal's negotiations fail to provide government transparency or accountability.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:48 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Dozens of Canadian organizations join forces to sound the alarm on website blocking proposal

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada 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: 2:48 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

Free Expression pillar United States International November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will make the Internet more expensive and give already powerful telecom companies even more control over citizens’ online experience.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:48 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

Free Expression pillar Canada November 09th, 2017
Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:48 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Win for Canadians as Mélanie Joly puts Internet at centre of our cultural future

Free Expression pillar Canada September 28th, 2017
Creative Canada policy framework rules out new Internet taxes, safeguards Net Neutrality, and embraces a digital future for Canadian culture
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:48 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Internet Tax proposed by Heritage Committee MPs would raise cost of online access for all Canadians

Free Expression pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Recent poll showed 70% of Canadians oppose Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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