OTTAWA – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today announced it will not participate in the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s “Internet Code” proceeding.  PIAC reacted in part to the CRTC’s denial of its request for more time to develop a public interest position and consult the public and to the “draft code” proffered by the CRTC in its Notice of Consultation.  Several other public interest and consumer groups had supported PIAC’s call for more time to consider a more robust Internet Code.
“The CRTC has issued a ‘straw man’ Internet Code to comment on but it’s terrible for consumers,” said John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel at PIAC. “That railroading, along with the refusal to extend the deadlines, means that they have closed their minds. In that case, the only option is protest, so we will boycott this proceeding.”
For more information, please contact:
John Lawford
Executive Director and General Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
1204 – 1 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 7B7
Tel: 613-562-4002 x25
Cell: 613-447-8125
Fax:  613-562-0007  |