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Thanks for joining us in October for Net Neutrality and Beyond with Michael Copps

PIAC and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa were delighted to host the first inaugural Howard Pawley Memorial Lecture with Michael Copps.

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Thanks for joining us in September for Consumers 150!

This exciting two-day event looked at a series of consumer issues and discussed challenges facing consumer advocates in Canada.

Day 1: click here.
Day 2: click here.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Under proposed legislation now before Parliament, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) will be empowered to make air passenger protection regulations. Canadians will have the opportunity to provide input and participate in the CTA's public consultations.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa were pleased to host the first inaugural Howard Pawley Memorial Lecture this evening. The event was well-attended by advocates, academics, and students interested in Net Neutrality developments in the United States and bigger questions beyond. We would like to thank Michael Copps for sharing his time and insights with all of us. 
Monday, October 2, 2017
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa are delighted to introduce: Michael Copps – Net Neutrality and Beyond: The Long Road Ahead (Howard Pawley Memorial Lecture). Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, at 5:30pm / Fauteux Hall, Room 147 / 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON. RSVP (free) at: http://tinyurl.com/pawley2017
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
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