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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.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
PIAC welcomes legislation announced today by the federal Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, to strengthen Canada’s air passenger rights. Part of Bill C-49 gives the Canadian Transportation Agency an opportunity to provide Canadians with a world-leading air passenger complaint regime.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
For Articling Year: 2018-2019 Deadline for Application: May 23, 2017 Interviews the weeks of: May 29 and June 5, 2017 Offers will be made: June 19, 2017
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