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Consumers 150 – The Future of Canadian Public Advocacy

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Again today we welcome you to Consumers 150: The State of Canadian Consumers and Advocacy,  at the Museum of Nature. Today's agenda focuses on the challenges faced by non-profits and charities working in the public interest in Canada. Please find here PIAC's Opening Address to the conference for Day 2. Thank you to all participants.

Consumers 150 Conference Today at Museum of Nature!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Today we welcome you to Consumers 150: The State of Canadian Consumers and Advocacy. The Conference runs today and tomorrow at the Museum of Nature. We have an exciting line up of panel discussions and special guests who are eager to share their insights about issues that matter to Canadian consumers like you.

PIAC Research Shows Consumers Interested in Universal “Privacy Box”, More Options in Protecting Online Privacy

Wednesday, August 16th, 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.

Summer Newsletter: Bankers Behaving Badly

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
A true financial code may finally see the light of day in Canada after a promise years ago.

Summer Newsletter: Affordability and Accountability

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
‘Passing the buck’ on affordability for internet hasn’t gotten us closer to helping low-income consumers.

Summer Newsletter: A Sign of Things to Come

Tuesday, August 1st, 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

Summer Newsletter: The View from Under the Bus

Tuesday, August 1st, 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!

Wireless Code Now Stronger for Consumers

Thursday, June 15th, 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.

Media Advisory, PIAC and ACORN Canada will Comment on Government’s proposed low-income broadband announcement at the Canadian Telecom Summit 2017

Sunday, June 4th, 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.

Proposed Air Passenger Rules Set for Take Off

Tuesday, May 16th, 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.
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