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: 10:58 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: 10:58 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

New privacy legislation repeats past mistakes

June 16th, 2022
Bill C-27 leaves the privacy of people in Canada at risk
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 10:58 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

June 5th, 2017
Consumer advocates welcome the move, having long argued that Mobile Virtual Network Operators will lower prices for Canadian wireless customers
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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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#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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In historic decision, CRTC rules that all Canadians must have access to reliable, world-class mobile and residential Internet

December 21st, 2016
Today’s CRTC decision is a game-changer for rural Canadians. Trudeau government must step up and help turn this exciting vision into reality
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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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