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 Join us in September for Consumers 150

This exciting two-day event will look at a series of consumer issues and discuss challenges facing consumer advocates in Canada. Please visit consumers150.ca for details and updates.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Again today we welcome you to Consumers 150: The State of Canadian Consumers and Advocacy,  at the Museum of Nature. Today's agenda focuses on the challenges faced by non-profits and charities working in the public interest in Canada. Please find here PIAC's Opening Address to the conference for Day 2. Thank you to all participants.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Today we welcome you to Consumers 150: The State of Canadian Consumers and Advocacy. The Conference runs today and tomorrow at the Museum of Nature. We have an exciting line up of panel discussions and special guests who are eager to share their insights about issues that matter to Canadian consumers like you.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A new research report shows Canadians value their online privacy and would be interested in the development of a universal “Privacy Box” which would allow them to access standardized privacy settings for online services and applications.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
A true financial code may finally see the light of day in Canada after a promise years ago.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
‘Passing the buck’ on affordability for internet hasn’t gotten us closer to helping low-income consumers.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Wireless Code hearings were a look at the progress of the Code since its implementation and hopefully will result in new measures to strengthen consumer protections
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
On St. Patrick’s Day, 2017, BCE Inc. (Bell) completed its purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (“MTS”). The Competition Bureau made a deal to allow this. No surprise there. They always do. Green beer and whiskeys for all!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today welcomed the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision on its Review of the Wireless Code, saying it will help Canadian cell phone users avoid unnecessary costs for cellphone unlocking and overage fees incurred by children and teens.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) Executive Director and General Counsel John Lawford and Donna Bordan, ACORN leader, ACORN Canada will be at the Canadian Telecom Summit 2017 analyzing the announcement by Minister Bains on affordable broadband and are available for comment on-site (just outside the conference area) at approximately 9:00 AM.
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