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

(TORONTO) At 8:45 AM EDT June 5, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will deliver remarks at the Canadian Telecom Summit. Minister Bains will talk about “how the Government of Canada is ensuring that telecommunications services for Canadians are more affordable, accessible and of higher quality.”

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) Executive Director and General Counsel John Lawford and Donna Bordan, ACORN leader, ACORN Canada will be at the Conference analyzing the announcement and are available for comment on-site (just outside the conference area) at approximately 9:00 AM.

PIAC acted as counsel for ACORN Canada (ACORN), the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC), the Council for Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO), the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) and the British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) in the CRTC’s review of Basic Telecommunications Service, where the coalition argued for a subsidy for low-income Canadians to make broadband Internet and other telecommunications services more affordable.

For more information:

 

John Lawford

Executive Director and General Counsel

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Mobile: 1-613-447-8125

Office: 1-613-562-4002 ext. 25

jlawford@piac.ca

 

Judy Duncan
Head Organizer
ACORN Canada
www.acorncanada.org
Mobile: 1-416 996 6401
Office: 1-416 461 5322

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