Internet and Broadband
Friday, Jul 13, 2007
For Immediate Release
BAD LUCK FOR CONSUMERS: SUPREME COURT OF CANADA LEAVES ONLINE CONSUMERS TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES
Contact: John Lawford, PIAC
Ottawa, Friday, 13 July 2007: Today, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected consumer pleas to preserve access to the courts in disputes with online retailers. Quebec’s Union des ...
Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007
March 30, 2007
VIA Fax and Mail
The Honourable Maxime Bernier
Minister of Industry
Office of Consumer Affairs
6th floor 235 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5
RE: Extension of Broadband Access to Rural and Remote Areas of Canada
Dear Mr. Bernier:
Since its inception in 1976, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), has attempted, as part of its mandate, to represent the interests of ...
Thursday, Mar 29, 2007
Security of computer systems and networks is a growing concern in today’s society. Although present computer security functions overwhelmingly rely on software, a combination of software and hardware security can theoretically enhance computer security. The Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of hardware manufacturers, software developers and system integrators, are developing security ...
Wednesday, Sep 08, 2004
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A new study released today by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) highlights problems with consumer protection for customers of internet services. According to Michael Janigan, PIAC Executive Director and General ...
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2001
The National Broadband Task Force was established in 2001 by the Minister of Industry. Its mandate was to map out a strategy for achieving the federal government's goal of making broadband services available to all Canadians by 2004. PIAC counsel Philippa Lawson was a member of the Task Force.
The Task Force's report, issued in June 2001, is available via this link or in hard copy ...