Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Government listens to Canadians, protects digital rights in new TPP agreement

Access pillar Canada January 24th, 2018
Transparency continues to elude Canadian trade negotiation processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

U.S. Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar Canada December 14th, 2017
Canadian Internet users and businesses will feel the impact of this vote on their pocketbooks, with a loss of innovation and potential harm to policies here at home
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 12:33 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar United States International December 14th, 2017
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 12:33 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada Still Among Highest Mobile Wireless Prices Globally

Access pillar Canada December 13th, 2017
Although lower-tier plans are decreasing in price, mobile data is increasingly unaffordable
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 12:33 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections in a move that will have ramifications for Canada’s Internet

Access pillar Canada November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will threaten Canada’s current robust Net Neutrality north of the border and have serious implications on Canadian Internet users.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 12:33 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: 11:33 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

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: 7:33 am 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: 2:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

Access pillar Canada November 10th, 2017
Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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: 12:33 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1