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The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a national not-for-profit corporation and a federally registered charity that protects consumer interest in regulated industries such as telecommunications, energy, financial services, privacy and transportation.

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PIAC horrified at Federal Court of Appeal instant dismissal of Rogers-Shaw appeal

OTTAWA – 24 January 2023 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) reacted with horror today to the Federal Court of Appeal’s dismissal from the bench of the appeal by the Commissioner of Competition of the Competition Tribunal’s decision to approve the merger of Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communication Inc. with a divestiture to […]

Rogers-Shaw Merger Approval Signals Decade of Competitive Winter for Consumers

OTTAWA, December 30, 2022 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today denounced the unseemly rush to judgment of the Competition Tribunal to approve the acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc., including selling Freedom Mobile to Videotron Ltd., part of Québecor Media Inc. “Consumers now face a decade of competitive winter, with […]

PIAC Annual Dinner 2022 a great success; Privacy Commissioner speech available

PIAC wishes to thank all attendees and sponsors of our Annual Dinner 2022 – a great time was had by all! In particular, we wish to thank Mr. Philippe Dufresne, Privacy Commissioner of Canada for attending as our featured speaker. Commissioner Dufresne’s remarks, entitled, “Creating a culture of privacy“, delivered to the assembled, were most […]