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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre provided its submission to the Department of Canadian Heritage to their Canadian Content in a Digital World consultation. PIAC's submission focused on three main points: making sure Canadians get connected to the Internet (no ISP tax to fund Canadian content), that nonetheless Canadian content is important to Canadians but is changing, and ensuring that consumers and public interest groups continue to be part of the conversation.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) believes evidence in the 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) released today suggest some service providers continue employing practices that violate the spirit of the Wireless Code of Conduct, to the detriment of Canadian consumers.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
PIAC's Annual Dinner will feature keynote speaker Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairmain of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Canadian consumers generally are not aware of and do not understand how information about their online activities is being collected and used. The problem is not that online businesses are unable to obtain consent, but that consumers’ personal information too often is being used without meaningful consent.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
A new report from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) suggests many low income Canadians struggle to afford their communications services, and provides policy suggestions to address this ongoing challenge.
Friday, July 8, 2016
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre today filed the attached part I application regarding Quebec Bill 74, Loi concernant principalement la mise en oeuvre de certaines dispositions du discours sur le Budget du 26 mars 2015 and blocking of certain websites associated with online gambling.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Exempting some content from data caps hurts innovation and competition and ultimately, all consumers
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The essential nature of the internet was all but confirmed by the CRTC, but work is still needed towards affordability and access
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
PIAC continues to push for stronger regulations for payday loans, and a certain identity for the financial planning/advice industry
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An Update on Skinny Basic On September 8th, PIAC was invited by the CRTC to represent consumers’ views at a hearing held by the CRTC regarding the ‘skinny basic’ service which was implemented by all Canadian TV providers earlier this year. The hearing looked at the current concerns of consumers as well as the future of television in Canada. Click here to read more.

Skinny Basic TV Comes to Town As of March 1st, 2016, all subscription TV (cable, IPTV, satellite) providers in Canada will have to offer a ‘skinny basic’ package, and the option to add on, at least, smaller packages of up to 10 channels or, at their option, à la carte pricing of channels – known as “pick and pay” (true pick and pay for all TV service providers will be required in December 2016). Click here to read more.

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Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-293 – Review of Wireless Code – The Coalition’s Intervention

Examination of differential practices related to Internet data plans – Further Intervention of the Equitable Internet Coalition

Examination of differential practices related to Internet data plans – Intervention of the Equitable Internet Coalition

CRTC Part 1 Application by CAC-COSCO-PIAC regarding Vidéotron’s “Unlimited Music” undue preference

Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134 – Phase 1 Intervention of the Affordable Access Coalition

Application of PIAC and CAC – Review and Variance of Telecom Order CRTC 2015-194 -Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Consumers’ Association of Canada and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in the proceeding leading to Telecom Decision 2015-70 regarding the expiry of certain time-limited exogenous factors

PIAC Part 1 Re-Filed Application – SHOMI

PIAC CAC Part 1 Application – Bell Use of Customer Information

Reply Comments of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre on the Consultation on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band

Comments of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre on the Consultation on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band

PIAC-CAC Part 1 Application- CraveTV

PIAC-CAC Part 1 Application- SHOMI

Part 1 Application Regarding Videotron’s Illico.tv Service Part 1 Application Regarding Rogers’ Anyplace TV Service

Part 1 Application, directed to Bell Canada and WiMacTel Inc., “Regarding Billing of Calls Placed From Bell Canada Payphones Which Contravene The Telecommunications Act And Are Inconsistent With Directives Issued By The Commission”

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