OTTAWA, 24 March 2020 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) physical office space will be closed, being a non-essential business, for the duration of the Ontario order requiring only essential workplaces be operating.
PIAC staff will be working from home until further notice. We continue to make regulatory submissions, to hold government decisions up to public scrutiny and to advocate for consumer rights during this period. We are available to all media via video.
PIAC will emphasize actions and information relevant to consumers as they attempt to fairly and reliably get access to essential services such as telecommunications (Internet, wireless and phone) and broadcasting; air travel protection and redress; privacy; retail banking including mortgages; and competition and general consumer law in a time of uncertainty and scarcity.
We trust in the power and compassion of the public in these difficult times to support all of our interests.
For any inquiries, please contact:
John Lawford
Executive Director/General Counsel
Cell: 613-447-8125 (please use during PIAC closure)
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
285 McLeod Street – Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K2P 1A1
Phone: 613-562-4002 x 25
Fax: 613-562-0007
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