OTTAWA, ON, November 18, 2022 – After a two-year hiatus, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre is thrilled to welcome guests back to its Annual Dinner. The Annual Dinner will be held November 25, 2022 at 6pm at the National Arts Centre in the Rossy Pavilion, overlooking downtown Ottawa.

PIAC's Annual Dinner 2022 - Speaker: Philippe Dufresne, Privacy Commissioner - image of National Arts Centre, the venue

This year, the Dinner features remarks by Canada’s new Privacy Commissioner, Philippe Dufresne. Commissioner Dufresne is a leading legal expert on human rights, administrative law and constitutional law. He previously served as Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel of the House of Commons. Dinner attendees will have the privilege of hearing one of the Commissioner’s first public addresses on consumer protection and privacy.

Following the Commissioner’s remarks and a question or two, attendees will enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by the incomparable National Arts Centre chefs.

During the remainder of the event, there will be door prizes and musical entertainment by Canadian contemporary bilingual folk band Moonfruits (

Finally, PIAC will be announcing new annual consumer advocacy awards.

A limited number of tickets are still available for this collegial event which brings together key industry stakeholders and showcases some incredible speakers with important consumer perspectives concerning the world of regulated services. Media are also welcome (unlike some recent events in Ottawa), but PIAC asks that any media identify themself and their media organization, ideally in advance.

To reserve one of the remaining tickets, kindly fill out the PDF form and return it to .

For further information, please contact PIAC at or call 613-562-4002 ext. 125.