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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.

We help you save money on your bills, get treated fairly by service providers and ensure important services are affordable and accessible for all Canadians.

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PIAC Annual Dinner Next Friday: Speaker – Competition Bureau Deputy Commissioner Pratt – Musical Entertainment – Moonfruits – Limited Tickets Still Available!

OTTAWA, ON, November 15, 2023 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is thrilled to welcome guests back to its Annual Dinner. The Annual Dinner will be held Friday, November 24, 2023 at 6pm at the National Arts Centre in the Rossy Pavilion, overlooking downtown Ottawa. This year, the Dinner features remarks by Jeanne Pratt, Senior Deputy […]

PIAC Annual Dinner – Friday, 24 Nov 2023; Speaker: Jeanne Pratt, Competition Bureau of Canada

OTTAWA – 7 November 2023 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIAC Annual Dinner, Speaker: Jeanne Pratt, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch, Competition Bureau of Canada Friday, November 24, 2023 at 6 p.m. (eastern time) National Arts Centre (Rossy Pavilion) To purchase an individual ticket, please fill out the linked PDF form and return […]

PIAC Welcomes Government of Canada’s Increased Funding for Consumer Affairs, Grocery Pricing Studies

OTTAWA, 25 October 2023 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) warmly welcomed yesterday’s announcementby François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, to triple funding to the Office of Consumer Affairs’ Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations, from $1.69 million to $5 million for five consecutive years. PIAC and other consumer groups […]