Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

CRTC rejects opportunity to bring increased competition to Canada’s wireless market

Free Expression pillar Canada March 22nd, 2018
All eyes turn to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to address affordability with wholesale mobile access and mandate set-rates for MVNOs
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:12 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

Free Expression pillar Canada January 29th, 2018
Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:12 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship

Free Expression pillar Canada United States International November 20th, 2017
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 8:12 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Canada agrees to modified version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S.

Free Expression pillar Canada November 10th, 2017
The government’s decision demonstrates a blatant disregard for the voices of Canadians, coming only days after the national consultation on TPP closed.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:12 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Leaked copyright proposal shows momentum building behind positive alternative to the Link Tax

Free Expression pillar International August 31st, 2017
Documents from the Council of the EU reveal that member states are divided on whether to impose controversial new fees on the sharing of links and news snippets online
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 8:12 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Over 88% of the first round of National Security Consultation submissions that mention Bill C-51 support its repeal

Free Expression pillar Canada May 05th, 2017
A crowdsourced analysis reveals that 88.7% of submissions that mention Bill C-51 support the repeal of the controversial surveillance legislation
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It falls to the European Parliament to undo deeply damaging digital policies of the European Commission

Free Expression pillar International March 20th, 2017
In recent weeks, two reports from key Parliamentary committees have made recommendations on critical copyright legislation
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 8:12 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Bell’s takeover of MTS will harm middle class consumers and businesses who rely on affordable telecom services

Free Expression pillar Canada February 15th, 2017
Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks
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Poll: Vast majority of Canadians oppose Internet Tax, prefer funding CanCon by extending GST/HST to foreign online companies

Free Expression pillar Canada February 06th, 2017
Innovative Research Group poll finds 70% of Canadians are opposed to an Internet Tax to fund Canadian Content, including 63% of Liberal Party supporters
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CRTC rules that website blocking provisions of Québec’s Bill 74 violate federal law

Free Expression pillar Canada December 09th, 2016
Pro-Internet advocates welcome ruling, having argued that Bill 74’s website blocking raises censorship concerns and violates rules which keep our Internet free and open
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