Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 10:09 am 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: 10:09 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Federal Communications Commission votes to begin dismantling Net Neutrality

May 18th, 2017
Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is backing a plan that will eliminate Title II protections that ensure all traffic is treated equally online
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After years of secrecy, RCMP finally admits to using mass cell phone surveillance tools on Canadians

April 5th, 2017
Amidst growing controversy, the RCMP says it deployed IMSI-catchers — commonly known as Stingrays — dozens of times in recent years
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#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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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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